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When Should I Get a New Car Battery?

There are very few worse feelings than hopping into your car, turning the key, and getting nothing in return. A dead battery is hard to deal with, and many people don’t know the difference between a battery needing a jump or a battery needing to be replaced. Watch for the following signs that your battery may be about ready to quit, and bring your car into Metric Motors for a Loveland auto mechanic you can trust!

Signs that your battery is fading fast:

  • Slow engine crank – If you find that your car is taking just a second or two longer to start than it should when you turn the key, your battery may need servicing.
  • Check engine light – Cars often indicate a problem with the battery when the engine light comes on. Be sure to bring your car into a Loveland auto mechanic as soon as possible when this happens.
  • Low battery fluid – Most car batteries have a transparent part so you can see the battery’s fluid level. If this level is low (below the lead plates), then it’s time to have your battery tested.
  • Old age – Be sure to check your battery annually once it reaches three-years-old. It may last much longer than that, but we think it’s better to be safe than sorry!

If your battery is beginning to give you trouble, be sure to bring it to a Loveland auto mechanic who can help. Come see the professionals at Metric Motors today! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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