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Tech Tip Tuesday – My Car Battery

The importance of testing your cars battery at your services.

This week we are talking about vehicle batteries. The battery in your vehicle is a very important component to keeping your vehicle running safely on the road. Let’s go over what your car battery actually does and how to ensure it will not leave you stranded on the road!

The battery powers your starter motor and all of the other electronics in your vehicle. When your vehicle is running your battery is actually not needed and stops working. When the battery stops working as your driving your vehicle the alternator steps up and powers all of the electronics in your vehicle, while keeping your battery charged. The battery in your vehicle is typically placed in the front of the engine under your hood. If you are a BMW owner your battery is actually in your trunk! The typical lifespan for your vehicles battery is anywhere between 4-7 years. The battery in your car works by connecting six galvanic cells in series. Each cell provides 2.1 volts for a total of 12.6 volt at full charge. When you bring your vehicle into Glenwood Foreign Car for service one of the things we test is your battery to ensure it is running as it should. This is a part of our complimentary multi point inspection.

Not only will Glenwood Foreign Car test your battery to ensure it is working properly, but we will also visually inspect it to ensure it is in good condition. Have you ever looked under your hood where your battery is and see something like this?

This is terminal corrosion which happens normally over time. We do recommend maintaining the terminals to ensure the lifespan of your battery. Glenwood Foreign Car also offers this service for your vehicle.

It is needless to say that your battery is one of the most important components in your vehicle. Why not make sure it is maintained to eliminate any issues in the future. Glenwood Foreign Car will ensure your vehicle is in the most tip top shape when leaving our shop. Schedule a appointment today to make sure your cars battery is in good shape!

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