Automotive Batteries Inside and Out
Inside Automotive Batteries, understanding the battery and electrical system is essential if you don’t want to be left stranded somewhere and needing a jump. The more you know about these systems, the less likely you’ll get stuck. At Bullitt Automotive, our professional technicians will help you understand just what’s going on with your vehicle’s battery and electrical system.
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.
The car battery is the source of electricity for all the electrical components in your vehicle. Without it, they won’t start! Talk about a big responsibility.
When a battery is connected to a circuit, a chemical reaction occurs that causes electrons (negative charge) to flow around the circuit. This movement of electric charge creates an electrical current through the circuit.
Let’s take a look at how that powerful little box works:
- Car batteries convert chemical energy into the electrical energy, providing the voltage to the starter and powering your vehicle’s electrical systems.
- Not only does your battery provide the electricity to start your car, it also regulates the voltage (the energy supply) to keep your engine running smoothly.
Inside Automotive Batteries and how the chemical process works.
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