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The automotive battery in your vehicle provides the spark of electricity to the starter to turn over the engine. The battery also provides the voltage needed to power all of your electronic accessories when the engine is not running. Once the engine fires up, it is the alternator producing electricity to power electronic applications. The alternator also recharges the battery when the battery charging system senses that battery voltage has dipped below factory specifications. Batteries are constantly discharging electricity to the starter while receiving voltage from the alternator. The constant cycling and temperature extremes eventually wear out a battery until it finally dies. Any battery that made it through a hot Michigan summer about to enter winter’s coldest days has questionable reliability and benefits substantially from a Battery Inspection & Testing Service.
Consider this scenario that we’ve all been in: after getting the kids on the school bus, you walk out to your Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram vehicle, turn the key, and nothing happens. You have a dead battery on your hands, and you have to be at work in 20 minutes with a 20-minute drive. Now is a great time to talk about procrastination and the importance of proactive battery maintenance. Just like the old saying goes: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” your battery is the same way with inspection and testing service. Just a little front-end maintenance is the best way to make sure you have a reliable battery all winter long.
Battery Inspection is the foundation of battery service and reliability. A faulty battery will often show signs of physical distress, such as a disfigured case, bloating, fluid leaks, or low on fluid. Terminals can get corrosion that restricts charging and discharging. If a battery fails the visual inspection, it is very likely damaged beyond repair and will require battery replacement. However, if the battery passes inspection, it is then subjected to an electrical performance assessment. Testing the battery is all about assessing the current leaving the battery at the posts. This part of the service requires a special device called a multimeter that measures the electrical current discharged by the battery.
Never ignore the symptoms of a dead / dying battery when the problem is so easy to fix and the consequences so hefty. Don’t risk getting left stranded with a dead battery that can’t turn the engine over. Cranking and cranking and nothing happens. Prevent a dead battery consequence with a Battery Inspection & Testing Service at Ray Laethem Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! Our service center is located conveniently in Detroit near Grosse Point, Michigan.
Ray Laethem Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is the award-winning and preferred service center for drivers in Detroit, Grosse Point and the surrounding areas. Browse our monthly service specials and save on your next visit.