Your car battery is important not only to enable your vehicle to start properly, but also to run a number of systems during operation. If your battery does not have enough stored power to run your headlights, AC, radio, and other electric and electronic devices, it will die. Until your battery is restored or replaced, your car will not be drivable.
Unfortunately, there is no cut and dry answer to the question of when your battery needs to be replaced. The battery has to provide a sufficient current to run all of the electrical systems you have on board in addition to being able to deliver enough charge to turn the engine over. Many times, your battery just simply needs to be charged, which can be done with a car battery charger or jumper cables and another car. Car battery chargers can be connected to an AC outlet, or to the battery of another vehicle that has a strong charge. When your battery will no longer take a charge or hold one, you will have no choice but to have it replaced.
Most of us will only replace our batteries when they reach the end of their operational life. This is normal, and also a problem. Luckily, there are alternatives to getting stranded due to a dead battery. One alternative is to keep a spare battery on board, ready to install yourself. Of course, this comes with a few complications: for instance, should you need to perform your replacement in the rain, there are hazards associated with that which we do not need to describe here. Also, keeping a battery in the vehicle comes with the risk that it may tip over and spill caustic fluids.
The good news is that most batteries have a predictably useful life. Along with regular inspections and maintenance, your mechanic can easily test your battery and replace it before you begin to run the risk of being stranded due to a dead battery. This is the safest and most efficient option. It is yet another reason why regular inspections and maintenance are the best way to ensure you are able to stay on the road safely and reliably in all weather and road conditions.
When you choose John Amato Nissan of Milwaukee in Glendale, Shorewood, West Allis, and Wauwatosa, WI, you get the peace of mind knowing that our highly trained and certified Nissan mechanics will fully inspect your car or truck and deliver the parts and service you need to drive safely and reliably.
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If your vehicle is due for a routine service or you think something may be wrong with your vehicle, bring it in to Jon Amato Nissan. Our technicians will help you out with any services or concerns that you may have. We are conveniently located near Glendale, Shorewood, West Allis, and Wauwatosa, WI.
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