Your battery is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Without it, you won’t be able to start your engine at all, much less operate any of the electronic components of the car. While a good battery may last you for a number of years, you’ll eventually need to replace it in order to keep your car running at optimal performance.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Battery
There are a number of telltale signs that you’re due for a battery replacement. Some of the most common warning signs include the following:
● Your vehicle is slow to start. If you notice that it’s taking a few extra seconds for your car to start, that likely means that your battery is running out of juice. Schedule a battery replacement appointment soon.
● You notice dimmer lights. A dying battery means that all of the electronic components in the vehicle will operate at a lower level of power. For instance, you might notice that the lights and dashboard illuminations are dimmer than usual.
● Your Check Engine light is on. To be fair, the Check Engine light could point to any number of repair needs… but don’t overrule the possibility that it’s alerting you to a dying battery.
● You notice a foul odor. One thing to keep in mind is that a damaged battery can leak gas. This will smell a bit like a rotten egg, emanating from under the hood. This usually signifies that your battery needs to be repaired or replaced.
● You need to jump start your vehicle a lot. Having to jump your vehicle once isn’t necessarily a bad omen, but if you need multiple jumps within a short span of time, that almost surely means that the battery is on its last legs.
Learn More About VW Car Battery Replacement
These are just some of the signs that you’re due for VW car battery replacement. If you’re local and you have any VW repair needs, including the need for a new battery, we’d love to help. Reach out to Jack Daniels Volkswagen anytime you want to learn more about NJ Volkswagen maintenance, or simply schedule an appointment with us today.