Automotive Battery Service Near Kansas City

Battery Service in Kansas City

Battery Service at Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

Has it been a while since you’ve replaced your vehicle’s battery? Car batteries can only last a few years, which is why you’ll want to start thinking about getting your battery checked if it’s more than a couple of years old. Even if your battery is relatively new, you can still benefit from routine battery service because it’ll help you stay informed about the condition of your battery. This will help you prevent the unfortunate situation of being stranded with a vehicle that won’t start due to a dead battery. If you think you may need a battery check or replacement, call Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Kansas City and our expert technicians will be ready to assist you. We offer quality and affordable battery service so drivers can hit the streets of Olathe and Overland Park with added peace of mind.

How to Know If You Need Battery Service

It’s likely that you’ll notice some problems with your vehicle if its battery is old, worn down, or damaged. Learning about the common signs of a battery problem will help you determine if it’s time to schedule battery service. You should take your vehicle in for battery service if:

  • You try to jump-start your vehicle but it’s unsuccessful
  • Jump-starts are successful but your battery continues to die
  • Your headlights are dim
  • Your interior lights flicker
  • Your vehicle is having electrical problems
  • Your check engine light is on

Another common sign of a battery problem is when your vehicle won’t start, and you hear a clicking noise when you try to start it. This usually means that your battery is dead. Occasionally, a vehicle will start after multiple attempts to start it, but it’s still likely that a battery problem is present.

Should You Schedule Routine Battery Checks?

Making battery checks a part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance will help you prevent unforeseen battery damage. No one wants to be surprised by a dead battery, especially if it leaves you and your vehicle stranded away from home. Routine battery checks will help you figure out if and when you should replace your battery, so you’ll never have to worry about your battery dying unexpectedly.

What Causes Car Batteries to Fail?

Vehicle batteries need to be replaced every three or four years because they deteriorate over time. When a vehicle comes into a service department for battery problems, it’s usually because the battery is old and deteriorated. However, batteries can fail before they’re three or four years old if they get damaged. A technician will check for a problem with the alternator, a defective serpentine belt, a defective fuse, and corrosion. Your battery could also die if you accidentally leave your vehicle’s lights on. When you schedule battery service at Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, the highly-trained technicians in our service department will determine if your battery is damaged and needs to be replaced.

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