Signs It's Time to Replace Your Car Battery

Don't let a dead battery take you by surprise! Watch our video now to learn the signs of battery failure.

Is your engine slow to turn over? Are your power accessories acting up? Have you had to jump start your battery more than once? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for battery replacement near me.

Continue reading below for more information on battery service in Lincoln, including additional signs your car battery is dying and tips to prolong its life.

What Causes a Car Battery to Die

Batteries naturally wear out over time, so if your battery is anywhere from three to five years old, it's a good indicator that it will need to replaced soon. However, there are several other factors that influence battery wear:

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1. Lack of service

Regular battery service in Lincoln is pertinent in keeping your battery happy and healthy! Skipping appointments can lead to undiagnosed problems that end in premature battery failure.

Solution: Schedule a battery service appointment with us every time you get an oil change! Our technicians not only check to make sure your battery has a good charge, they also clean it and apply anti-corrosion protectant.

2. Weather conditions

If it's a particularly hot summer or cold winter, be sure to keep a close eye on your battery. Extreme temperatures don't interact well with the chemical makeup of your battery, which can lead to rapid power drainage.

Solution: Try and park your car in covered spots or garages when the weather is on either end of the spectrum.

3. Frequency of use

Vehicles use the batteries to power accessories (clock, alarm system, etc.) even when they are turned off, which means they need to be regularly driven in order to keep the battery fully charged.

Solution: Don't let your car go for more than two weeks at a time without being driven

4. Bad driver habits

Do you often take short trips? Are you guilty of blasting the radio when the engine isn't running? You may be unintentionally causing premature battery wear.

Solution: Truck batteries need time to recharge after they've been used to start the engine or provide power to accessories, so it's best to plan longer trips-think 20 minutes or more-and to avoid using electronics when the vehicle is off.

When to Replace a Car Battery

While truck batteries seem to die out of nowhere, they often exhibit a few signs before their final bow. Once your battery hits the three-year mark, you should always be on the lookout for these problems:

  • The red check battery light has appeared
  • The engine cranks slowly or doesn't start
  • Battery exhibits signs of damage, such as corroded terminals or a bloated battery case
  • Vehicle accessories and electronics working improperly
    • Headlights flicker or appear dim
    • Power windows move slowly
  • Battery fluid levels are low

If you notice one or more of the above symptoms, visit Husker GMC for battery replacement near me right away. We'll be able to quickly swap out your old battery and get you back on the road in no time!


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