Your car battery manages the electricity your car needs to function. So when it starts going bad, quite a few can go haywire in your car. So how do you notice before it's completely dead?
#1 — Weak Headlights
When your vehicle's battery is working, your headlights provide plenty of light to illuminate the road. But with a dying battery, your headlights won't get enough electricity to keep them bright.
#2 — Physical Signs of a Bad Battery
Take a look under the hood. Are there signs of corrosion? This could mean its leaking acid. This could lead to a costly repair, and you should have it checked out as soon as possible.
#3 — Engine Backfires
If your engine backfires, it could be caused by a dying battery which causes a weak spark leading to your cylinders becoming backed up with fuel, backfiring when it's finally ignited. It's also possible this is caused by a different issue, so it's best to take it to a mechanic for a check-up.
#4 — Slow Starting Engine
A dying battery can also cause your engine to start a lot slower than usual. If it's taking a long time to turn over after turning the key, your battery might be the cause.
#5 — Engine Fails to Start
A weak battery can also cause your vehicle to fail to start. When this occurs you'll hear either a clicking noise or an overly long crank. If your vehicle starts up after a few more tries, it's more likely to be the starter. Otherwise, you might have a dead battery.
A Professional Touch
If you're in need of a car battery replacement, we'll be able to provide professional and friendly service so you can rest assured your vehicle is in good hands. Come on down to Dickerson Automotive today!