A typical modern car battery has a life span of between three to five years, but different factors can reduce the durability of the battery. For instance, cold weather can reduce the batteries life span and performance.
Most common reasons for battery failure
Several factors can lead to premature battery failure, which may need you have to opt for car battery replacement Reading, Beenham earlier than expected. Some of these factors are:
- Corrosion from battery acids.
- Extreme cold weather conditions.
- Improper maintenance.
- Malfunctioning alternator, etc.
Symptoms of a failing battery
Here are some tell-tale signs of a failing battery. If you notice any of these, visit Reading Garage immediately for car battery Reading, Beenham service.
Bloated battery case
A malfunctioning battery often tends to overheat. This leads to a bloated battery case. If you notice this symptom, get your car's battery inspected at the earliest.
Smell of rotten eggs
When there is a leakage of battery fluid, it will emit a strong sulphurous smell. Therefore, if you perceive a rotten egg smell coming from your car's battery, you need to get it checked to avoid safety issues in future.
The battery powers all the electrical components of a car. Dim headlights are one of the most noticeable symptoms of a malfunctioning battery.
Slow engine crank
A sluggish engine crank is another common symptom of a faulty battery. However, often, underlying issues in the exhaust system can also lead to this problem. Get it inspected by our experts to be on the safer side.
Which car battery is best suited to my vehicle?
Modern vehicles have many electrical demands, this increased demand means fitting the correct battery for your vehicle is essential. At Reading Garage, we only stock top quality batteries and our friendly experts are happy to advise you on which battery best suits your needs. With a full range of quality lead acid and start/stop batteries, we offer effective solutions for any battery query you may have.
Our highly experienced team, use the latest digital battery testing equipment in order to carry out a thorough check on your vehicles battery and charging system. We also carry out a detailed inspection of all essential battery components, such as:
- Charging system
This enables us to understand the actual problem and determine an adequate course of action. Therefore, search no further for car battery replacement Reading, Beenham services and drive down to our workshop located in between Reading and Newbury without delay, for an honest, trustworthy battery check.
For further information, appointments or any advice call our experienced team on 0118 971 0261.