FREE Battery Testing @ Dundas Automotive Repair |London Ont.
Know Before You Drive .
Know Before You Drive .
Getting your car or truck battery tested is like a battery health report. In just a few minutes, it can tell you the strength of your battery today and even predicts the temperature that will produce auto battery failure. No appointment needed. Just come on in and we’ll get you set up.
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Tell-Tale Signs That Your Car Battery Needs to Be Replaced
Before you are left with a dead car battery, it’s important to be aware of some of the common signs that your car’s battery is on its way out. Tell-tale signs include:
- Battery warning light is on
- Car not starting or taking a while to start up
- The check engine light is on
- Headlights not turning on or dimmed
- The radio or other electronic car accessories are not turning on
- Car makes a clicking sound when you try to start
- A pungent or unpleasant smell – A car battery may emit the smell of a rotten egg
- Having to jump-start your car several times in a short period of time
Causes of a Dead Car Battery
Typically, a car battery lasts 3-5 years, however you can significantly decrease its life-expectancy by making these common mistakes, including:
- Forgetting to turn off your lights (interior and headlights) when you leave your car overnight
- Forgetting to turn off your AC when the car is not running
- TNot starting your car for long periods of time
- Lack of battery maintenance
How does weather impact battery health?
The fact is, summer heat can be even more damaging than winter’s cold when it comes to car batteries. Extreme heat, like 95° F outside combined with high temperatures under the hood weaken battery strength, accelerate car battery corrosion and more. Your weakened battery struggles, then fails when cold temperatures make your car battery harder to crank.
Battery Life Expectancy
Batteries tend to have shorter life spans in extremely hot or cold regions, and are most likely to fail after an extremely hot summer or exceptionally cold weather. In London Ontario , we’re prone to shorter battery lives due to our exceptionally hot summers and very cold winters .
Extreme Cold – 51 months
Cold – 56 months
Mild – 47 months
Heat – 41 months
Extreme Heat – 30 months
What affects car battery life?
- Extreme temperatures
- Driving conditions
- Vehicle power demands from plug-ins and accessories
Winter is brutal on car batteries. Don’t get stuck in the cold. Get your battery tested for FREE.
Winter temps can take a toll on your battery. But the PROs at Dundas Automotive are here to make sure you’re ready to go in the rain, sleet or snow.
Our Technicians will test your battery to see if it has what it takes to get through the season and beyond. Best of all, battery testing is always FREE at Dundas Automotive your Interstate Battery Center.
Need a new one ? No worries. They’ll get you just what you need to get going.
There’s never a convenient time for a dead battery. However, battery problems aren’t always as obvious as a car that won’t start. If you’re having difficulty cranking your engine, see warning lights, notice a difference in the appearance of the regular lights on your dashboard, or suspect other electrical problems, make time for a checkup to avoid a roadside emergency. It’s a simple fact of life. At some point, your car’s battery is going to run out of juice. It’s going to wave farewell, say goodbye, go kaput! When it does, replacing your car’s old battery with a new battery by Interstate is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to the health and longevity of your vehicle. All cars are racing against time, some are just doing better than others. With an Interstate battery, your car can be doing better than others.