Auto Repair Mint Hill; Fall Back Means Change your Clocks and Check your Car Battery!

Auto Repair Mint Hill; Fall Back Means Change your Clocks and Check your Car Battery!  Many of us know when the time changes to check the batteries in our smoke alarms but do you check your car battery as well?  When the time change comes, so do falling temperatures which can uncover or stress different components and parts in your car that ran fine when the temperature was moderate.  This week alone a customer came in with a car that was not starting all the time.  Naturally he thought it could be the car battery since the car was only 2 years old.  After one of our technicians tested the battery, the car worked fine.  When the customer drove home it stopped working again.  This time we made a service call to the customer’s  location to test it again and  the battery exploded!

 

Auto Repair Mint Hill: Fall Back Means Change your Clocks and Check your Car Battery

2 year old car battery that exploded while being tested.

Even newer cars with factory parts can fail.  It never hurts to have safety checks performed on your vehicle on a regular basis no matter how old or new it is.  A faulty battery is the leading cause of starting trouble.  A faulty car battery can be the result of many things like age, leaving the lights on, poor connections or even a faulty battery!  If you want to check your car battery yourself look under the hood to make sure the cables have a tight connection and are free from corrosion.  Corroded or loose connections can cause slow cranking, arcing at the cable connections as well as a variety of other electrical problems.  If you do not care to check it yourself, please feel free to stop by and see Ken for a complementary battery inspection.

If you are looking for top quality auto repair in Mint Hill or South Charlotte area, please stop by Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill or give us a call at 704-545-4597.

 

 

Ken Manchester