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5 Warning Signs That Reveal Your Car Battery Needs Replacement.

Nwogbunyama Emeka

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No one enjoys battery issues. It’s irritating that when you are already prepared to leave for work in the morning but your car won’t start. No one enjoys being stuck somewhere at night because your car won’t start.

Batteries are vital when it comes to giving your car the power it needs to function.

First of all, the battery starts your car with its stored power. Second, it keeps all the vehicle parts that rely on electricity running while your car is turned on — including the radio, heater, air conditioning, and other features.





We bring forth to you some warning signs that reveal when your battery needs replacement.

1. Engine cranks over and over before finally starting:
This can indicate your battery isn’t charging as it should. Check the battery straight away. Do not ignore a slow starting engine.

2. Check engine light come on when starting your car:
We all know that check engine light can mean a lot. Low battery can be one of them.

3. Your battery is swollen:
If the battery is swollen, have an auto electrician check it for you.
The likely cause is that the battery has become overcharged due to overheating or excessive revving of the engine. Another cause of a swollen battery is that it is beyond its expiration date.

4. Battery is past its expiration date:
Your battery can last longer than its expected lifetime; this solely depends on how often you drive your car.

5. Visible signs of corrosion on the battery:
Corrosion on the positive (+) and negative (-) hookups where your cables meet the battery indicates battery leak. It is possible to drive your car under this condition, but the corrosion may cause electrical breach over time

 





If you decide to ignore these signs, you might one day end up with a stalled car when you least expect it. Take the necessary actions when you find out any of these signs. Form it as a habit to Clean the battery terminals every six months and to have the battery inspected

 

 

 

 





Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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