Battery Replacement and Auto Repair in Frederick
Your car battery is an important component for the correct function of your vehicle and its electrical systems. A car battery supplies large amounts of electrical current for the starter, engine and other electronic accessories in the vehicle. The auto battery also stores energy from the car’s alternator. The alternators purpose is to keep the battery charged up properly while you are driving. Have your car battery service done at Carriage House Automotive, and we will make sure you have a healthy car battery and charging system. Together with the engine and the alternator, the car battery is one of the vital components of a car’s health. Car battery check-ups are a must for newer vehicles. At Carriage House Automotive, our ASE certified Master Technicians are able to perform a thorough evaluation of any automotive battery, charging, and electrical system. Regular checkups for your car or truck will ensure it to be around for the long haul. A strong and healthy auto battery is what every car owner needs. At Carriage House Automotive we have the equipment required to properly test and replace batteries in today’s modern automobiles.
How long can you expect a battery to last?
In our climate you can expect your car battery to stay strong for three to five years. Possibly as long as 7 years. Extreme weather and certain driving habits (such as frequent short trips) can adversely affect the life of a car battery. A batteries life can also be cut short by going dead too many times due to parasitic drain. Sometimes low quality chain store type batteries have a low lifespan no matter what you do. Curious about how your car battery is doing? Give us a call at Carriage House Automotive and let us check it for you. With a battery check, drivers can find out how much life is left in their auto batteries in Frederick, MD. And when it’s time for a new battery, trust us to properly replace and recycle your car battery.
Car Battery Problems: When Is It Time for a New Battery?
Warning signs that may indicate your battery needs replacement:
- Slow engine crank
When you attempt to start the vehicle, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start.
- Check engine or Battery Warning light
A check engine light sometimes appears when your battery power is weak. Other warning lights in the dash may also come on that indicate a problem.
- Low battery fluid level
Car batteries typically have a part of the casing that’s clear, or service caps, so you can always keep an eye on your battery’s fluid level. If the fluid level is below the lead plates that are inside, it’s time to have the battery and charging system tested.
- A swelling, bloating battery case
If your battery casing looks like this you can blame excessive heat for causing your battery case to swell, decreasing your battery life.
- Battery Acid Leaking
Leaking also causes corrosion around the posts ( that’s where the + and – cable connections are located. ) This corrosion will need to be removed; otherwise, your car may not start. It might also damage the battery cables leading to a more costly repair.
- Old age
Your battery can last well beyond three years but, at the very least, have its current condition inspected on a yearly basis when it reaches the three year mark.
Contact Carriage House Automotive to have your car or light trucks battery tested or replaced. We also test charging systems, replace alternators, and perform many other auto repairs in Frederick, MD. Carriage House Automotive is excited to have been voted as Frederick’s Best Auto Repair service for 2012, 2013, 2014, and one of the best in 2010, 2011. We really are ready to “Service everything your car needs.”