A Bad Car Battery Can Leave You More Than Stranded

Car Battery

Few things are worse than returning to your car and discovering that your car has a dead battery. Car batteries provide the power needed to start a vehicle, and despite it being one of the most vital components of your car, it is often overlooked. Here are three signs that your car’s battery may be failing:

• It drags. One hint that your battery may need attention is that it works fine until your car needs to use extra power, such as turning on headlights or drawing power from the power outlets.

• Level of (perceived) power is unstable. If your car’s ignition is only successful on every other try, you may have an issue with the wires leading to your battery.

• Tick tick tick. Another sign of battery trouble is an audible “tick” noise when you attempt to start the vehicle. This may mean that your battery is weak or has died.

Without a battery, your vehicle won’t be able to run. Visit a Christian Brothers Automotive near you to have your battery inspected by one of our knowledgeable technicians. They will be able to diagnose the problem and help you get back on the road.