At Bullitt Automotive, we provide our customers with honest and reliable vehicle repair and battery services. As part of our Courtesy Inspection, whenever you receive an automotive repair at our shop, we also check your vehicle’s battery to make sure it’s working properly. Nobody wants to deal with a surprise dead battery–especially in the extreme temperatures of summer or winter. Easy checkups like ours can save you the headache of being stranded due to a dead battery.
Bad Battery Warning Signs, we’ve all been there before. We have somewhere we have to be, the car won’t start and we’re stuck. To prevent getting stranded ever again, learn to recognize these warning signs and symptoms that could indicate your battery may need to be replaced soon:
This date tells you when the battery was shipped from the factory to a local wholesale distributor. The additional numbers indicate where it was made. Car batteries usually last from three to five years. But it’s important to look out for signs or warnings that your batteries get old, like, a slow engine crank or low battery fluid. If your battery casing looks bloated or swollen, has a rotten egg smell coming from it, or your check engine light starts coming on — these signs may mean trouble for your battery soon. And, in general, if your battery is over three years old, watch it closely and get it inspected regularly. That’s what we’re here for.
The average car battery lasts 3 to 5 years, but extreme temperatures, weather, and even driving habits can shorten the lifespan of your battery. We offer a battery check-up with every visit to our store. This is a quick diagnostic where we check the temperature your battery can be expected to fail. This also provides you some idea how much longer your battery may last. One little test and you’ll know if your battery is good to go.