It may not come immediately to mind, but your battery is one of the most important parts of your car. When you start your engine, it is the battery that provides that energy to get it going. If you’ve ever been stuck with a dead car battery, you know how important it is to keep up with routine service. With a few tips and maintenance tasks, you can ensure your car battery enjoys a long and healthy life.

A simple way to prolong the life of your battery is to keep the terminals free of corrosion, which can negatively affect the battery’s function. When you take your vehicle in for maintenance, be sure to ask for a battery test to be done. This simple check will tell you what stage of life your battery is in and if a new battery is needed.

There are a few signs to look for in order to determine if you may need a new battery. Your vehicle being slow or sluggish to start, dimmed lights, and a swollen battery case are all signs you may be in need of a new battery. Batteries usually have a lifespan of three to five years, but weather conditions and how you drive your vehicle can affect its lifespan.

If you suspect that your car battery is on its last leg, visit the service center at our Chrysler dealership. Our skilled technicians have years of experience working on Dodge cars and Jeep® SUVs. Your time is valuable, and we will quickly diagnose and fix the issue or even replace your battery so you can get back on the road. We hope to see you soon at Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Stoughton.