Your car battery needs to be in good working condition to start your engine. The battery is also responsible for providing a charge to all the electronic components in the car (radio, lights, power seating, electrical power steering, etc.). When your battery gets weak, you will likely notice some apparent indications. The lifespan of the average car battery can be up to 5 years. Depending on your battery model and usage, it may last longer or die out sooner.
Top Symptoms of a Dying Battery
1. Trouble Starting Car - This is typically the most obvious sign that you need to get your battery.
2. Flickering/Dimming Lights - Another characteristic of a weak-growing battery is that your lights may look dimmer than usual. They may also start to flicker.
3. Dashboard Warning Light -The battery dashboard warning light is one you can't miss. It is usually red and depicts the outline of a car battery, and it is put in place to warn you when there is a persisting problem with the electrical system.
4. Corrosion - Last but not least, you can determine the need for a replacement by physically inspecting the battery. If there is corrosion (usually green/blue) around the terminal points, it would be best to have your battery replaced.
Get a Battery Test This Winter at Gowen's Automotive Repairs
If you notice any of the symptoms above, we invite you to bring your car to Gowen's Automotive Repairs in Fairburn, GA, for a battery test. The technicians are experienced and can determine whether you need a new battery using our state-of-the-art testing equipment. Please give us a call or visit today!