Satnam Auto Repair offers vehicle battery services which include a battery test and battery replacement. A vehicle battery is a lead acid electric storage device. It stores electricity to power all the electronic features of an automobile. The vehicle battery is part of the electrical system, which includes the starter system, ignition system and charging system. The starter system initiates the internal combustion cycle, the ignition system regulates it. Since the battery gets significantly discharged when starting the engine, a charging system is also needed to recharge the battery, which consists of the battery itself and the alternator. The battery also powers other electric components of the vehicle; it’s the only source of power when the key is turned to the “on” position without the engine running. The life of the battery is determined by how many times it can be discharged and recharged.
Battery maintenance includes visual inspections and a battery test. There is not much else that can be done to maintain a battery since the life depends on whether it is properly used. A visual inspection of the battery includes an inspection of the terminals, cables and battery fluid with every maintenance service, such as when the vehicle is getting an oil change. If the battery is not semi-transparent enough to see the fluid level or if there are no removable caps on the top of the battery then sometimes the fluid is not checked. A low fluid level would indicate the battery needs to be replaced.
If your vehicle has trouble starting or if there is any corrosion on your battery terminals then bring your vehicle to shop today for automotive battery services. Get affordable 5-star service. Call 07 3208 6488 / 04 218 03716 to schedule an appointment.
If the vehicle or battery manifests any of the following symptoms then bring it to the shop for a free inspection:
1. A SLOW STARTING ENGINE
Over time, the components inside your battery will wear out and become less effective. When this happens it takes the battery longer to create a charge for the starter and you’ll have to wait a few extra seconds for the engine to turn over. A slow start is usually the last gasp before a battery kicks the bucket.
2. DIM LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL ISSUES
The battery powers all of the electronics in your vehicle, from your lights to your radio to your dashboard computer. If the battery is losing its charge it will have a harder time running these things at full power. The more things you plug into your car while driving — like your phone charger — the faster your battery will die.
3. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON
In most vehicles, the check engine light can mean just about anything and it may come on when your battery is running out of juice. Check your manual and get your battery tested by a mechanic to see if it’s working at full capacity. If not, you should get it replaced.
4. A BAD SMELL
Damage to the battery or an internal short can cause the battery to leak gas. If you smell rotten eggs when you open the hood, a leaking battery may be the culprit. Take it in to get checked out ASAP and replace the battery if necessary.
5. CORRODED CONNECTORS
Notice a white, ashy substance on the metal parts of your battery? You’ve got a corrosion issue. Corroded terminals — the positive and negative metal connections on the top of the battery — can lead to voltage issues and trouble starting your vehicle.
6. A MISSHAPEN BATTERY CASE
The wild climate of the prairies can do a number on the lifespan of your battery. Exposure to extreme heat and cold can actually cause a battery case to swell and crack. If your battery is anything but rectangular, chances are it isn’t working properly.
7. AN OLD BATTERY
When was the last time your battery was replaced? In ideal conditions, car batteries typically last 3-5 years. Climate, electronic demands and driving habits all play a role in the lifespan of your battery. It’s a good idea to air on the side of caution and get your battery performance tested regularly once it gets close to the 3-year mark.
Symptoms can be signs of other problems besides the battery, but the battery is the first place to start when investing these symptoms because it is the initial source of power.
From general auto repairs to mechanical repair services and engine repairs, our auto repair shop has all of your repair needs fully covered. Our experienced and skilled technicians can assist you with all of your auto repair and auto service needs.
It’s smart to test your battery at least twice a year, and you can ask your local service center to test your battery during any regular service appointment. If you’re worried about the health of your battery, you can also test it yourself at home, using either of the following methods:
Using a Digital Multi-meter:
Using the Headlight Test:
Once you replace your vehicle’s battery, its lifespan depends on how long it can hold its charge as well as how long it’s capable of being recharged. Once it can’t be recharged, it’s dead. If you’re always driving in ideal conditions — no extreme temperatures and no excessive humidity — it’s believed that a new battery can last as long as six years.
Battery Cables and Terminals provide the necessary electrical path to transfer the battery power to the entire vehicle. Replacing the Battery Cables and Terminals will provide longer battery life and alternator operation.
Service typically includes:
Battery Replacement Service includes: