Your car and its parts go through a lot over time. Making it through the harsh cold of winter can take a toll on many components, including the battery. But how do you know when it’s time to replace a car battery? Our team at Downtown AutoGroup put together this guide to help.
- Battery Leak: If you notice any corrosion near the battery’s ports, often in the form of white or light blue powder, consider bringing your vehicle in for an inspection.
- Swelling Battery Case: Another under-the-hood check is to see if the battery case looks like it is expanded, which could mean the battery is losing power.
- Check Engine Light: While this dashboard light can illuminate for a variety of reasons, it can also be a sign that your car needs a new battery.
- Slow Engine Crank: Does it take longer than normal for your car to start? A slow engine crank could mean your vehicle has a dying battery.
- Low Battery Fluid Level: This might be hard to see on your own, but if you notice that the battery’s fluid levels are low, you will want to test the battery’s charge to ensure it is working properly.
If your vehicle shows any of these signs, schedule a service appointment at Downtown AutoGroup in Toronto so we can replace the battery for you.