Your car’s battery is like the heart that keeps the entire system of your vehicle going. It constantly pumps a steady stream of life in your car. Without a heart, you don’t have life, same with your car’s battery. Still, many drivers overlook the importance of their car battery and neglect to have it serviced.
Car batteries are fundamental parts of both the charging and starting systems. Within the starting system, the role of the battery is to send a current of electricity to the starter so that the vehicle is able to start. In addition, the battery is responsible for supplying electricity to other electrical components, such as the radio and the internal and external lights when the demand exceeds the supply of the alternator or when the vehicle is off.
A well maintained battery can usually last up to two years, and some battery manufacturers claim their batteries will last for five years. Eventually you will need to replace your vehicle battery because once they go bad, or refuse to hold a charge, there is nothing you can do but replace them.
As part of our comprehensive examination, we will test your battery to determine how healthy it is. We will examine the battery for damage, and determine if it is still safe your vehicle. By taking proactive steps to check battery quality and life expectancy, we can help you avoid getting stranded at the most inconvenient time.
Your car battery is in need of service if:
- Engine will not crank or cranks slowly
- Dashboard warning lights stay on after the engine is running
- Some electrical components or accessories aren’t working right
- Battery terminals show corrosion
- Fuses keep blowing or are missing
- You’ve had to jump start your vehicle to bring it here
Whether it’s cleaning the terminals, or installing a new one, your Koester Automotive technicians are here to get you back on the road in no time. Give us a call at (818)986-7376 or stop by our shop 15315 Dickens St in Sherman Oaks,CA !