Everything You Need to Know About Car Batteries

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When it comes to your vehicle’s battery, knowledge is power. A battery is the heart and soul of your vehicle – and it’s important to know everything you can about it and your vehicle’s electrical system. The more you know about what makes your car go, the less likely you are to be stranded with a dead battery. Our Youngstown area used car service center is here to tell you everything you need to know about car batteries. 

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How Does A Car Battery Work?

The car battery provides the jolt of electricity necessary to power all the electrical components in your vehicle. Without battery power, your car won’t start. 

Let’s take a closer look at how your car’s battery works:

  • A chemical reaction puts your car in action: Your battery converts chemical energy into the electrical energy necessary to power your car, delivering voltage to the starter.
  • Keep the electric current steady: Not only does your battery provide the energy required to start your car, it’s also stabilizing the voltage (that’s the term for the energy supply) in order to keep your engine running. There’s a lot riding on your vehicle’s battery.

Warning Signs You Might Need A New Battery

Your battery is on the fritz, and all you can think is “I wish I knew sooner.” Fortunately, there are various indications and symptoms that your battery may need replacement:

  • Slow engine crank
  • Check engine light
  • Low battery fluid level
  • A pungent, rotten egg smell (sulfur odor)
  • Three years + battery age is considered old

How Do I Determine if My Battery is Too Old?

You can check the four- or five-digit date code on the cover of your battery case. The first part of the code is key: look for the letter and digit. A letter is assigned to each month. The number that follows nods to the year, as in 9 for 2009 and 1 for 2011. This code tells you when the battery was shipped from the factory to our local Interstate Battery wholesale distributor. The additional digits tell where the battery was made. Car batteries last, on average, three-to-five years. 

Have Your Battery Checked at Haus Auto Group near Youngstown

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If you’re having issues with your battery, don’t wait to visit our service center. If you’d like to schedule a service appointment, contact us at our Youngstown area used car dealership today.

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