If you've ever left your lights on in your car then you know how frustrating it can be to find you're your battery is dead. Most of the time you can get it running again if you can find someone willing to give you a jump. However sometimes you'll find that your battery just won't start, no matter what you do. To avoid this happening it's best to get a new battery when your battery is showing signs that it may be close to dying.
If your battery is over four to five years old then it is nearing the end of its life. Take a look at your battery and see if there is any corrosion or stains. This can indicate that your battery is leaking. There may be corrosion on the terminals as well. Finally if your car makes a clicking noise when you turn the key that may also be a sign that your battery doesn't have long for this world.
Corrosion on the battery terminals isn't always a sign that your battery is failing, however. Other environmental issues can create this, and corrosion can interrupt the flow of power form the battery to the rest of the electrical system. Our cleaning service will remove this corrosion and then we'll apply a protective coating that will help prevent corrosion from reappearing. This service can sometimes fix what seems to be a symptom of a failing battery.
Stop by Lithia Toyota of Abilene to have your battery tested by our technicians to see if it is nearing the end of its life. If you have any questions of concerns regarding the battery services that we offer or what services may be good for your vehicle, please give us a call or stop by the ship. We are always ready to give our customers all the information they need to make an informed decision.