Does My Vehicle Need A New Battery?

Does My Vehicle Need A New Battery?

Your battery provides the burst of electricity your vehicle needs to start and if your battery dies, you could be left stranded with a vehicle that won’t turn over. A dead battery can be annoying but it can also be avoided.

Whether your car needs a full battery replacement or the battery terminals cleaned, we provide battery services that will help your car to remain a self-starter.

Now through August 31, 2020, we are offering a FREE charging system test and 15% off a new battery with code ZBAT15.

How Long Does A Battery Last?

In some cases, your vehicle’s battery could last up to five years, but it all depends on where you live and how you drive. If your battery is older, intense heat (hello, Indiana summers) could weaken its performance.

When Should I Replace It?

Your vehicle’s battery has several important functions, some of which are:

  • – Providing power to the starter motor, ignition system, fuel system, and other electrical devices during engine starting
  • – Storing energy
  • – Providing power to the electronic components as required when the vehicle is off (e.g., digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms, vehicle computers, etc)

If your battery is having a hard time accomplishing any of these tasks, it’s time to get your battery tested. If your battery is already to the point where your vehicle won’t even start,  here are a few tips on how to jump-start a vehicle.

Battery Maintenance and Replacement Services

All of our battery services begin with a diagnostic test of the starting and charging components.

Our Battery Diagnostic service includes testing the: 

  • – Cold-cranking amps of the battery
  • – Electrical draw of the starter
  • – Electrical output of the alternator

If we find that your battery has come to the end of its road, we can replace it with a new battery.

Our Battery Replacement service includes:

  • – Visually inspecting the battery
  • – Using test equipment to check cold cranking amps of the battery
  • – Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary, to prevent the loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms, and other systems
  • – Removing the old battery and replacing it with a new one.

If the test shows your battery charge is ok, your battery might need to be cleaned or to have its terminals replaced. The excessive heat of summer can speed up the chemical reaction inside your battery, wearing it out faster.

Our Battery Terminal Cleaning service includes:

  • – Visually inspecting the battery cable terminals
  • – Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary to prevent the loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms, and other systems
  • – Removing the battery cable terminals from the battery
  • – Cleaning the battery posts and cable terminals
  • – Reconnecting the battery cable terminals to the battery
  • – Coating the battery posts and cable terminals with a protective spray

Our Battery Terminal Replacement service includes:

  • – Visually inspecting the battery cable terminals
  • – Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary to prevent the loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms, and other systems
  • – Removing the battery cable terminal(s) from the battery
  • – Cleaning the battery post(s)
  • – Replacing the battery terminal(s)
  • – Reconnecting the battery cable terminal(s) to the battery
  • – Coating the battery post(s) and cable terminal(s) with a protective spray

 

Jiffy Lube of Indiana is here to help. Just bring your vehicle in without an appointment and our certified technicians will check your battery and clean the terminals as needed as part of our Jiffy Lube Battery Maintenance Services. These services are available at most Jiffy Lube locations in Indiana. Visit our Store Locator for specific addresses and phone numbers.

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