When should my battery be replaced?
A battery typically has a life span of 5 to 6 years. Over time, the battery's ability to hold a charge will lessen, causing the vehicle to not start. The technician will check the cold cranking amperage of the battery as well as the reserve capacity to determine the battery's performance. When a battery's cold cranking amps fall below optimal level, the battery should be replaced. Extreme weather, such as the cold in winter, puts extra strain on the electrical system of your vehicle to start.
This means that it takes more power from the battery to start your vehicle when the weather is poor. We always recommend checking your battery before winter for this reason. Checking the battery is part of our standard maintenance inspection for every vehicle that we service. Call today to schedule an appointment to have your battery checked!
Corrosion on Battery Terminals?
09/10/202159 Auto Repair
Is there corrosion on your battery terminals? This is a sign that it is time for a battery service! The technician will apply cleaner to the battery terminal and then take a wire brush to scrub the terminals. Corrosion causes the battery cables to make poor connections.
If the cables do not have a good connection, the battery will not properly charge. This can lead to the vehicle not starting. It can also reduce the life of your battery. The technician will check the reserve capacity as well a
Why won’t my car start?
07/22/202159 Auto Repair
The Battery is a key component to starting your vehicle. When the vehicle cranks slowly and does not want to start, the battery can be the cause. Sometimes loose battery cables can cause the battery not to properly charge. This causes the battery to not have enough energy to start your vehicle.
Other times, the battery does not have enough reserve capacity or cold cranking amps to start the vehicle.
Sometimes, you can jump start the vehicle to get the car started. If you need to jump star
What will happen if the brake line leaks?
02/07/202259 Auto Repair
What will happen if the brake line leaks? When brake lines are leaking, the brake fluid level will drop. Brake fluid helps transfer the force and movement created when you press down the brake pedal. When the fluid gets too low, you will lose the brake pressure, and will not be able to stop the vehicle. 59 Auto Repair does not recommend driving the vehicle when the brake fluid is leaking. Eventually, the fluid will drop low enough you will not be able to stop the vehicle. A mechanic will need to