Signs You Need to Replace Your Battery | Bakersfield Mitsubishi
Signs That You Need to Replace Your Battery | Bakersfield Mitsubishi | Bakersfield, CA
Your vehicle’s battery is a key component that can leave you struggling to start your vehicle if it’s not functioning properly. As such, pay attention to these warning signs which can indicate that you need to replace your vehicle’s battery.
Vehicle batteries can wear down over time, though a battery’s lifespan can vary greatly depending on your driving habits. If you tend to only make short commutes, you can decrease your battery’s lifespan. In addition, leaving your vehicle parked for a long period of time can cause the battery to self-discharge. No matter your vehicle usage patterns, it’s a good idea to have a service department, like the one at Bakersfield Mitsubishi, test the battery annually once it’s 3 years old.
Vehicle batteries don’t last as long in a hot environment. In a generally cool climate, your vehicle’s battery may last for five years. However, in a hot climate, your vehicle’s battery may only last for three years. If you live around Bakersfield, California, or other warm locations, you may need to have your battery replaced after three years.
Vibrations can cause your vehicle’s battery to move around, which could then shorter the lifespan since internal battery parts could breakdown. To protect your battery, hold-down hardware can help keep the battery in place. If you notice any loose or missing hold downs, consider taking your vehicle to the service department for an inspection.
Slow Engine Start
If your engine is slow to start, you likely have a weak battery. A warning light may also appear on the dashboard to let you know that there’s an issue with your battery. If you notice either of these signs, you likely need to have your vehicle’s battery replaced.
If you believe your vehicle’s battery needs to be replaced, be sure to stop by Bakersfield Mitsubishi. Our certified technicians can inspect and replace the battery and other components as needed.