Even a new battery can go bad quickly if your truck, SUV or sedan has a faulty electrical charging system. The problem may be your vehicle's alternator, which recharges the battery whenever you drive. A worn out or damaged alternator may not produce enough electricity to replenish the power used during driving--starting the vehicle, operating lights and other equipment such as power windows and smart phones.
Look for the warning signs of battery fatigue: difficulty with vehicle starting, low headlight intensity, power accessories that are sluggish (lift gates or windows that operate slower than normal).
Battery services offered by the Quick Lane at Tommie Vaughn Ford battery center include:
- FREE Battery inspection
- Battery replacement
- Charging system inspection
- Battery cable cleaning and replacement
- Battery fluid refilling
- Alternator replacement
Quick Lane at Tommie Vaughn Ford's battery center recycles automotive batteries. This environmentally-friendly program helps reduce resources needed to manufacture new batteries while diverting toxic waste from landfills.
It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences.
So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?