How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery? - Joes Tires and Service

September 30th, 2013

by: Clarke Jamison

 

If you have ever suffered the panic of a weak or dead car battery, you'll know what a frustration it is. If the battery dies for no obvious reason, it may be time for a replacement. Like any other battery, car batteries need to be replaced when they begin to wear out. Here are some battery facts that may help you decide if you need to replace the battery:

  1. The battery is a vital component of all cars. A car without a battery is like a human without a heart. Car batteries are made in different qualities. A good b ...[more]

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Winterize Your Car Battery - Battery Inspections - Local Battery Replacement - Joes Tires and Service

November 29th, 2012

Did you know cold weather puts an added strain on your car battery? When temperatures drop into freezing levels, your vehicle must work harder upon startup and also run its cold weather functions like heating systems, wiper blades, and the defroster.  There are simple steps you can take to winterize your car battery and ensure its best performance through this chilly season:

Check the Fluid Levels:

  • Pull of the cap off the battery to get to the hydraulic fluid inside.
  • Using a hydrometer extract some fluid to check the level and condition
  • The hydrometer tool will give you a “low”, “fair”, or “good” rating
  • A &l ...[more]
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