If you’ve been keeping up with the Metric Motors’ blog, you know that we last left off talking about how you can avoid roadside breakdowns. Today, we will finish the top causes of roadside breakdowns, and how you can avoid them.
Top Causes Of Car Breakdowns Continued
Your car’s battery can stop working for a number of reasons. If you’ve ever left your car’s lights on, or if you’ve left your keys in the ignition, you’ve probably experienced the unwanted sound of your car’s engine wanting to start, but just not being able to get there. Unless you have jump leads and another car around or a car battery recharger, a flat battery can keep you where you are for an unwanted amount of time.
If your car’s battery is old in age, it simply may not be able to hold a charge and a new battery would be in order. Problems with your car’s battery could also be due to your alternator not working properly, thus not being able to charge your car’s battery.
The easiest way to avoid problems with your car’s battery is to get your battery checked once a month. You can test the voltage on your car’s battery with a multimeter. If you don’t have a multimeter handy, you can often get a good read on your car’s battery at a local auto parts store for free.
These are just some of the top causes in finding yourself pulling your car over to the side of the road. In order to avoid car breakdowns, have your car regularly inspected at Metric Motors, your local shop for car repair in Loveland. Call us today to make an appointment for a vehicle inspection.