Colorado winters can be tough on your vehicle's battery. The cold weather, wet road conditions and increased use of electrical components such as the heater, defroster, headlights or windshield wipers will put additional strain on your battery and entire electrical system. You want to make sure your battery is running at full strength. If it is dying or dead, you could be left stranded and that's not a good thing.
Recharge vs. Replace
In some cases, a battery can just be drained and will benefit from being recharged. In other cases (especially if it's a recurring failure), it needs to be replaced with a new battery. Trust an experienced auto repair technician to test your battery and provide an accurate recommendation on whether your battery should be recharged or replaced.
Signs of a Bad Car Battery
There are a few common symptoms that will let you know if your battery is getting weak or failing altogether. If you notice any of these, it's a good idea to get your battery tested as soon as possible and recharged/replaced as needed.
• Car taking a long time to start
• Dashboard warning light comes on
• Electrical components not working correctly
• Swollen battery case
• Corroded battery wires and/or connectors
• Funny smells
• Battery is old or vehicle has been sitting unused for a long time
Battery Testing, Repair and Replacement at LightHouse Automotive
If you are experiencing car battery problems, bring it to the Colorado Springs auto repair experts at LightHouse Automotive. Our service technicians are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to all things automotive and we can give you an accurate assessment of your car's battery health. We can run detailed tests and check all aspects of your vehicle electronics system to make sure energy isn't being drained unnecessarily. Then, we can jumpstart, recharge or replace your battery to make sure it is running at full power.
Call LightHouse Automotive today at (719) 465-0302 for all your car battery repair and replacement needs, along with any automotive repair services you require. You can also schedule an appointment online using our convenient contact form.