Changing a car battery is an expected, and frustrating, part of owning a vehicle. Although modern car batteries last for a long time, at some point you will inevitably need to change your vehicle’s battery. Thankfully, there are a number of telltale signs that indicate a battery’s declining health. There is little worse than jumping in your car in the morning before work and realising the battery is dead. By keeping an eye on the signs mentioned below, you can replace your battery before it is too late. 

Signs You Need to Change a Car Battery 

Before it has reached the end of its lifespan, there are a number of signs you need to change your car battery. As with anything car related issues, we would always encourage you to acknowledge signs and get them examined by an expert. A simple fix, if ignored, can worsen and result in a major fix. This will inevitably require more money, which is rarely ideal for any vehicle owner. Without further ado, here are the signs that indicate you should look at changing your car battery: 

Difficulty Starting Your Vehicle 

Your battery provides your vehicle with the energy to function. If your car battery is on the way out, you may notice that the engine cranks slower and the car takes longer to start. If you ignore this, you may notice, at some point, a clicking sound when the key is in the ignition. This indicates that there is not enough power to start the engine. In this case, you will need to jump start the vehicle and have the battery replaced. 

Problems With Your Car’s Electrics 

Your battery, in addition to powering the engine, helps to power various components in the vehicle such as electric windows, lights and heaters in your seats if you have them. If you notice any electrics in your car are failing or not working properly, this could be as a result of a faulty battery. 

Dashboard Lights 

Modern vehicles are finely tuned. All elements work harmoniously, and your car’s internal system is excellent at identifying problems. A check engine light on your dashboard may indicate a problem with your battery. 

Car Battery Replacement Cost 

Your car battery should last between 3 to 5 years. At some point however, it will need to be replaced. Thankfully, a car battery replacement cost is relatively low. There are a number of options on the market and different mechanics will use contrasting pricing structures. On average however, a battery replacement, including fitting, will start from around £50 and should not usually exceed £100. With any car repair work, it is always best to ring around to source the best deal. 

Changing Your Car Battery with Barrett Lee 

Do you need support changing a car battery? Do you suspect that your battery is nearing the end of its life and want someone with experience to examine it? If so, the team at Barrett Lee can help. We can fit new batteries and promise to provide you with the most competitive prices around. Visit our dedicated page today or give us a call directly on 01787 540 001
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