Help…My Battery Just Failed Without Warning!

March 14th, 2016
It happens from time to time. You crank your engine over, it starts just fine and you make it on in to work with no worries. You come out at the end of the day, and that previously-fine battery no longer has enough grunt to even operate the power locks. How does this happen?
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How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery? - American Tire

September 30th, 2013

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 battery can last for over five years with proper care. However, battery failure can occur in as little as three years, depending on the usage, maintenance and seasonal temperatures. Repeated drain, such as forgetting to turn off your ligh ...[more]

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Winterize Your Car Battery - Battery Inspections - Local Battery Replacement - American Tire

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 battery acid 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 ...[more]
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