Marks & Wallings recommend that you check your vehicle’s battery every year after it’s reached the 3-year mark. This is a simple way to prevent your vehicle from not being able to start. How long your battery lasts depends on several factors, which include: correct installation, the climate in which your vehicle operates and how regularly you drive the vehicle.
What are the signs of a faulty car battery?
The good news is that batteries don’t normally just die. There are warning signs that are easy to spot if you know what to look for.
The first sign something is wrong can be the vehicle taking longer to start than you’re used to. This often means the battery can’t put out its rated cranking amps any longer and the battery requires replacement.
Evidence of corrosion on the battery terminals is a sure sign that something is wrong with the electrical system in your vehicle. This isn’t necessarily a sign your battery is bad but it can be an early warning sign your charging system needs attention.
If the battery in your vehicle is physically damaged in any way it must be replaced as soon as possible. Cracked, swollen or leaking batteries pose a very real health and safety risk and are a cause of vehicle fires Australia wide.
If you have concerns about the battery in your vehicle, don’t hesitate to drop by Marks & Wallings at 940-946 Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114 for a battery check. Our experienced staff can identify any potential issues with your vehicle’s battery and provide you with the best advice on the next steps required for maintaining your vehicle.
Marks & Wallings are your battery experts in West Ryde. Stocking batteries to fit most passenger cars, SUV, 4WD and light commercial vehicles, our technicians and mechanics can provide you with the right advice to make sure that you get the suitable battery for your needs. Come in and see us at 940-946 Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114 or give us a call on (02) 9807 1000.