Few things are as frustrating as a dead car battery, especially when you’re on the road and miles from the nearest service center. That’s why it’s important that you carefully monitor your car’s battery to ensure it’s being properly maintained.
There are various things you may notice if your car battery is on its way out. Your headlights may be dim or other electrical components, such as your windshield wipers, may malfunction, which can indicate that there is not enough power being supplied by the battery.
When you go to start your car, your battery sends a current to the starter, which will fire up the engine. If your engine takes a long time to start, and if you hear a loud clicking, then it could mean the battery does not have enough juice to send a proper current.
Finally, if you notice your engine backfiring, this can be a major indicator of a failing battery. However, this could be a sign of another major problem, so it’s vital that you have your battery tested as soon as possible to see if it’s the culprit.
Think your battery is on the way out and want to get it checked? Schedule a service appointment at Modern INFINITI of Winston-Salem, NC, and let our experts take a look. Don’t forget to check out our service specials to see what deals are available.