Battery Maintenance and Replacements

Battery Maintenance and Replacements

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Have you ever attempted to leave, only to have your car not start? This situation is extremely frustrating and one that can hopefully be avoided with routine battery maintenance and necessary battery replacements.

Why Is The Battery So Important?

Whether you're driving your car around Providence, RI, or you're bringing the kids to school in Swansea, MA, you'll want a vehicle that will work when expected. The battery in your car not only powers the lights, radio, and every other electronic feature within your vehicle, but also provides the power required to start-up and run your car, truck, SUV, or van. Most cars come with what's known as a "wet-cell" battery that is a plastic cube that's filled with sulfuric acid and lead. There are two terminals on the outside that connect the battery to your car and can be used to jumpstart a vehicle if needed. With use, the battery will start to lose its charge and will eventually die.

Keep An Eye On Your Car's Battery

There are many ways your vehicle's battery will let you know if it's beginning to die and if it needs to be replaced. These include:

  • Nothing Happens - If there aren't any electronics working and your engine refuses to crank, your battery is most likely dead and needs to be replaced.
  • It Cranks, But Doesn't Start - If there are lights and the engine cranks, but it doesn't start, this is a sign that your battery is dying. Normally this means that your battery still has power, but not enough to get your car started.
  • It Doesn't Start Up First Thing - Known as cold cranking, the first time your start your vehicle in the morning requires more power and can be more difficult. If your car struggles to start in the morning, you'll want to have your battery checked or replaced.
  • It Starts One Day, But Not The Next - If your car starts right up one day, but needs to be jumped the next, you're battery isn't maintaining a charge. Either it needs to be replaced, or something else is draining the battery when it shouldn't.
  • It Needs To Be Jumped A Lot - If you have to jumpstart your vehicle more than three times a week, it's time for a new battery.

How Do You Change A Car Battery?

If your car's battery is dead or dying, you'll want to have it replaced with a brand-new one. Our service center is available to help any Cranston RI area driver with their battery replacement. We can find, order, and install your car's battery in no time, making sure that it's ready to go for many miles to come. If you prefer to install a new car battery yourself, we also have a parts center that can find and order the right battery for your car, truck, SUV, or van.

The battery replacement process is simple.

  • Remove the cables, negative and then positive
  • Loosen the battery hold-down, connectors, and fasteners and lift the battery out
  • Clean the clamps and remove any debris
  • Put in new battery and secure
  • Reconnect the cables, positive and then negative
  • Test the car

Contact Empire Pre-Owned To Schedule Your Battery Replacement

If you need to have your car's battery replaced, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with our service center. We'd love to help you keep your car running strong around Swansea, MA, Providence, RI, and beyond.

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