We’ve all experienced it. Whether at your Mansfield office or home, you go out to the car, put the key in the ignition, turn it … and nothing. At that point, it’s pretty clear that you either need to get your battery charged or replaced.
But, before you find yourself in this predicament, what are some of the warning signs that could indicate it’s time for you to get a new battery for your car?
Warning 1 – your engine is slow to crank. Unlike you and me, your car shouldn’t need a cup of coffee to get started.
Warning 2 – your check engine light comes on. This is one of those “no, duh!” moments. When the check engine light comes on, there’s usually a good reason. It’s certainly worth an investigation. Bring your car into our Mansfield garage and we’ll start by checking your battery.
Warning 3 – your battery fluid level is low. If it is low, bring your car into our Mansfield shop and let us test your battery.
Warning 4 – your battery case is swollen. It’s not just your ankles that swell when it gets really hot. Yes, your battery case really can look bloated!
Warning 5 – too many birthdays have passed. It’s true … the battery for your car can actually get too old to function properly. Based on the hot summers in Mansfield, we recommend you check your battery once a year.
If you’re experiencing any of these warning signs, we recommend you bring your car to us. Conveniently located in Mansfield, we will be glad to check your battery for you. Call us today and we’ll be glad to schedule your appointment right away.
Tags: appointment, Arlington, battery, battery fluid, car, cell, charge, cold, crank, Dallas, dead, engine, engine light, Fort Worth, garage, heat, ignition, jumper cables, Mansfield, mechanic, minivan, start, swollen, test, Texas, truck, van, vehicle, warning