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Taking Care Of Your Car Battery

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With today’s high tech cars and trucks, along with a variety mobile electronics we take with us, a strong car battery is more important than ever. So, if you’re a family on a road trip or just doing local errands in Fullerton you need your electronic devices to keep working. Some of these electronics may be playing your favorite music, navigating you to your destination, entertaining the kids with movies and more. With all that being said our car’s battery is crucial part of your vehicle. Your battery sends power to the starter to turn over the engine and stores electricity generated by the alternator to maintain power. So in addition to powering all your latest gadgets, extending the life of your car battery will also help you avoid an untimely breakdown.

Furthermore, the truth about car batteries is their lifespan is usually only 3 to 5 years, and there are multiple factors that can reduce that lifespan. So to help you get the most out of your vehicle’s battery here are a few tips.

Be Cautious Of Extreme Weather

Extreme temperatures can be detrimental to your vehicles battery. And as everyone know Fullerton has hot summers that can cause your vehicle’s battery to age more quickly. And if you’re visiting our local mountains with snow that can also also be hard on your battery, as it causes our vehicle to use up more power. As a reminder don’t forget to test your battery in every season, not just when it gets cold or hot.

Try To Avoid Short Trips

If your vehicle sites unused for long periods try to occasionally take extended trip to help the battery regain a full charge. If you know your vehicle will have extended periods of infrequent use, invest in a charger that can supply a low power to help your battery maintain a full charge and not drain down completely.

Keep Accessories Off When Starting The Engine

Seat warmers, heated steering wheels, lights, radio, cell phones, climate control and navigation systems are all a drain on your vehicle’s battery. When starting your vehicle, especially in cold weather. A good tip is to turn everything off when you exit your vehicle so you don’t have to worry about them when you have to rush out.

Clean Battery Terminals And Test Your Battery

Your vehicle’s battery requires maintenance and testing. Occasionally check the battery’s connections to make sure that they are secure and clean and aren’t showing any signs of corrosion. Batteries can routinely develop a powdery substance where the cables connect to the terminals. Most newer vehicles have a waring light on the dash to indicate if the battery isn’t maintaining a full charge or may not be able to accept a recharge. If not, replace the battery immediately.

At Orozco’s Auto Service we know everyone’s not up for the challenge of cleaning terminals cables to maintain and check their battery. If your vehicle has any of the above signs or you feel your vehicle’s battery needs service or are not sure and would like to have it diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-525-3239. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

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