With all the computers and technology loaded into today’s cars, the car battery has never been more important. In recent years we see more and more cars that have a battery that will still crank the vehicle but will cause other problems because of its poor condition.
Years ago, when a battery failed, you usually realized it when the vehicle didn’t start. You replaced it, reset the clock and radio stations and you were back on the road. Today we see cars come in to our shop with symptoms of stalling, check engine lights, memory loss, and antitheft no-start problems all that have a relationship to a weak car battery.
When you get in your car and start the engine, the starter motor puts a huge load on the electrical system. Even though the car may sound normal as it starts, it’s that load of the starter can make the system voltage drop well below normal if the battery is getting weak. The low voltage is what causes issues with the many computers and modules that depend on a stable voltage. Because of this, we recommend replacing more car batteries today as preventive maintenance than ever before.
So, no need to panic. Autotailor can perform a starting and charging system test or a battery “health test” next time you’re in for service in Greeley. By performing regular inspections and reasonable maintenance, you’re less likely to have an unexpected failure.