Battery Check, Service, and Replace
We carry a wide range of Interstate and Deka brand batteries to cover various vehicle applications. We may order from a number of different brands if you prefer. We can check and service your starting and charging system. *Battery Warranty varies by brand.
WARNING SIGNS THAT MAY INDICATE YOUR BATTERY IS ON THE FRITZ: “If I only knew sooner.” Yep, we’ve all been there before. Fortunately, there are a few symptoms that may indicate your battery needs attention. Before it’s too late.
SIGN #1: SLOW ENGINE CRANK When you attempt to start the vehicle, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start.
SIGN #2: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT The check engine light sometimes appears when your battery power is weak.
SIGN #3: LOW BATTERY FLUID LEVEL Car batteries typically have a part of the casing that’s translucent so you can always keep an eye on your battery’s fluid level. If the fluid level is below the lead plates : (energy conductor:) inside, it’s time to have the battery and charging system tested.
SIGN #4: SWELLING/BLOATING CASE If your battery casing looks like this you can blame excessive heat for causing your battery case to swell, decreasing your battery life.
SIGN #5: BATTERY LEAK Leaking also causes the corrosion around the posts : (where the + and – cable connections are located.: ) The gunk may need to be removed; otherwise, your car may not start.
SIGN #6: 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.
Knowledge is power when it comes to your car’s battery and electrical system. In fact, it’s your ride’s heart and soul. The last thing you want is to be left stranded with a dead battery. The more you know about your battery and electrical system, the less likely you’ll get stuck. At Peachey Auto Repair Service, Inc., we’re here to help you understand just what’s going on with your vehicle’s battery and electrical system.
On average, a battery will last 3 to 5 years, but driving habits and exposure to extreme elements can shorten the life of your car battery. At Peachey Auto Repair Service, Inc., we offer a battery check-up service. This is a quick diagnostic check to estimate the temperature at which your battery may fail. It also gives you some idea how much battery life you have left. One little test tells you if your battery is good to go.
How exactly does a car battery work? The car battery provides the jolt of electricity necessary to power all the electrical components in your vehicle. Talk about a pretty huge responsibility. Without battery power, your car, as you’ve probably noticed, won’t start. Let’s take a look at how that powerful little box 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. A lot’s riding on the battery. Call it the ‘little box that could.’
The car battery may be small, but the power it provides is huge.