If your vehicle is exhibiting any of the problems listed below, you should bring your battery to us at TYREPRO & Mechanical to have your battery and electrical system checked.

 

  • The battery loses power in cold or extended starts
  • The starting motor turnover is slow or interrupted
  • On your vehicle instrument panel the battery discharge light is on

There are many factors to consider when replacing your battery and determining how often a battery needs to be replaced. Your vehicle will require the correct size of battery and battery terminals to fit your leads and will have minimum recommended cranking amps to suit your vehicles starting requirements. Cranking amps are the number of amperes a lead-acid battery can deliver for 30 seconds at 0°C and maintain at least 1.2 volts per cell. For example 7.2 volts for a 12 volt battery. In other words, CA or cranking amps, determines how much power you have to start your car.

You should not use a battery with a lower capacity rating than is suitable for your vehicle, but using a battery with a higher capacity is not detrimental, and is often recommended for older vehicles to improve starting performance and provide longer battery life. If your batteries performance is unsatisfactory, you may need to upgrade your battery to meet your vehicle, situation and needs.

Heat and vibration are among the most harmful things to affect your vehicle battery. Heat can increase the performance of a battery short-term, but the overall battery life is reduced over time. There are however, many other factors that can contribute to battery failure, such as, lack of electrolyte maintenance, alternator or regulator malfunction, corroded cables and terminals, sulfation, and electric shorts.

TYREPRO & Mechanical have the answers and know the requirements of your vehicle, our experienced technicians can inspect your vehicles battery and electrical system and recommend the correct battery for you in no time!

 

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