How do I know that my car battery needs to be replaced?

The battery of a car is the power source of the vehicle and without it, your car will not fulfill its duties as the car will not start.

How does a car battery function?

Car batteries provide electrical power to all the electronics in your vehicle. There is a chemical reaction that takes place in the battery, which kick starts the vehicle and further converts the chemical power into electrical power so the car can start through the power given.

The car battery will also assist in keeping the energy provided to the vehicle stable and in the most efficient quantities. This is extremely important to ensure ongoing use of vehicles with as little deterioration as possible.

Does my battery need a replacement?

This is a question on a lot of car owners’ minds, and it can be relatively easy to establish if you use the right tools and have the required knowledge.

Batteries usually lasts about three to five years on average. This means that the first thing you can do to see if your battery needs to be replaced is to check the date on the battery of when it was last replaced or inserted in the vehicle.

The other factors you need to take account and that you can use to establish if replacement is necessary are listed below:

  • Slow engine activation
  • Decreased fluid levels
  • Battery case swollen or broken
  • Engine light on vehicle appears
  • Car battery has a rotten smell

These are just some of the many things that you can look at. If you are experiencing one of these factors, your battery most likely needs replacement. This can also be tested at a professional car panel beater for additional certainty.

If you need to replace your car battery you can do so through a car specialist or you can buy a battery separately and do it yourself. The latter method does take a bit more time and can be complicated if you don’t have any car knowledge or experience because you might not get the right battery for your vehicle.

Therefore, it is recommended that a car panel beater replaces the battery for you so you can be rest assured that the right battery is installed, and that the battery is installed securely.

At Big Five Panel N Paint we can assist you with your vehicle battery replacement needs. Our expert team of specialists will guide you on the status of your current battery and will take extreme care in replacing your car battery.

Contact us today and browse our website for more information on how we can help you replace your car battery effectively.