Jeep Battery Services Akron OH
Jeep Battery Service Akron OH
Presented by Fred Martin Superstore
The answer to the question, “when should I replace my battery” is a complicated question. In general, it is a good idea to replace your battery every 4-5 years, but the life of your Jeep’s battery can vary wildly based on several factors. While the timeline of when your battery needs to be replaced from Jeep to Jeep, there are several warning signs that you can look out for. In this article, we will go over some of the things you can look out for to let you know when it’s time to change your battery. If you need a battery replacement, you can always get one right here at Fred Martin Superstore.
How to tell when your battery needs to be replaced
It can be difficult to tell when your battery needs to be replaced as the warning signs are readily apparent at first. If your battery needs to be replaced, your Jeep might need frequent jump starts, you might notice some power fluctuations, your headlights might be dimmer than usual, and you could also have trouble turning the engine on, or it could take a long time to turn over. If you notice any of these signs or a few others, you’re going to need to replace your battery as soon as possible before you head out on the streets of Ohio. Head down to Fred Martin Superstore and have our experts replace your battery as needed.
What causes my battery to deteriorate?
Your Jeep’s battery could last five years or longer when given the proper care, but there are a few things that are out of your control that could shorten your battery’s lifespan. The first thing is extreme weather. When the weather gets warm and muggy, it can cause your battery’s fluid to evaporate, while cold weather can drain the last bit of life from a battery that is nearly dead. Another major factor is if you leave your lights on for a long time, as an issue that requires you to jumpstart your vehicle will reduce your battery’s lifespan. The last thing is vibrations. If one of your battery clamps comes loose, the harsh vibration will cause your battery’s internal parts to break down quicker. If your battery is running normally, the alternator of your battery will recharge as you drive. However, even the best batteries will go through a ton of charge cycles before it eventually dies. Even if you take the best care of your battery, it will eventually need to be replaced.
How can I test my battery?
It’s a good rule of thumb to check your Jeep’s battery at least twice a year, and you can even ask our experts here at Fred Martin Superstore to test your battery during any regular service appointment. If you find you’re worried about your Jeep’s battery’s health and want to test it out, there are a few methods you can use. If you have a digital multimeter, you can connect that to the battery, and if you’re at 12.3 volts, you have roughly 75% of battery life left, but if you’re at 11.8 volts or less, you have 25% or less of charge. Another method you can use is the headlight test, which involves starting your engine and turning on your headlights. Rev the engine and check the brightness of your headlights change. If revving your engine makes the lights brighter, your battery needs to be changed.
Get your battery checked/replaced at Fred Martin Superstore
If you feel it’s time to get, your battery checked or replaced, head down to Fred Martin Superstore and have our experts test your Jeep’s battery. Our technicians have many combined years of experience with Jeep’s, so you know that your vehicle will be in good hands. If we find that your battery needs to be replaced, we will do the job quickly and efficiently. We look forward to working on your Jeep, and you can make an appointment by heading to our dealership or doing so here on our website. We can’t wait to see you here at Fred Martin Superstore!