No matter how well you take care of your vehicle, your car batteries can still wear out every few years and may need to be replaced. A battery usually has a lifespan of 3 years and it is recommended to replace it 3 to 6 months before it weakens. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace for certified used cars for sale in Dubai, has compiled some simple ways to tell if your car’s battery needs to be replaced.
Ask yourself the following questions that will help you to recognize signs to replace your car battery.
What do the warning lights tell us?
This one is probably the most obvious. A light will appear on top of the dashboard to let the driver know that the battery is weak and may need to be replaced.
How does the engine start?
A slow engine start-up means that the battery is faulty and may need to be replaced soon. However, if the engine fails to start up at all, it means that the battery has died and needs to be replaced immediately.
Have the functions reset?
Look out for the customizable options in your car. For example, if your Bluetooth or clock have reset, then there is a pretty decent chance that the functions have been reset due to a faulty car battery.
You have now recognized that your car battery is faulty or has died. What should you do now?
1. Visit a workshop
Since a car battery replacement is one of the most common car problems, any workshop should be able to deal with this.
2. Type of car battery
As a car owner, you are well aware that there are many types of car batteries and you should pick the one that suits your car. Be sure to check your car manual and your mechanic will also be able to help you pick the best battery for your car within your budget.
3. Replacement costs
It involves two costs: the price of the battery and installation services. The cost of a car battery depends on its type, capacity, model and brand. Carry your warranty card if your car battery died early.
Watch out for corrosion
You can see if the area near the battery has been partially or fully corroded. Corrosion should look like rusty metal parts because of an environmental reaction. This can potentially kill the battery and it is better to deal with it as soon as possible.
As you can see, a little care goes a long way. Like all electronics, your car battery also needs to be kept in good condition to avoid any sudden unexpected situations. CarSwitch.com can help you buy well-maintained, inspected and certified used cars for sale in Dubai. Happy shopping!