Do I need a new battery?
There is rarely a good time for your car to fail to start due to a bad battery. Most drivers have experienced the frustration at some point. Here are some signs that it might be time to purchase a new battery before it gets too late.
Your battery is old.
The normal life of a car battery is two to three years, though some can last much longer. If your battery is more than three years old, it’s a good idea to at least have it checked periodically. The experts at Paretti Mazda’s service department can test the strength of your battery and detect any issues before they become a problem on the road.
It takes longer to start your car.
Do you notice a slow engine crank? If your car is sluggish and slow to start, it may be a sign that your battery is reaching the end of its life. Even worse, if you find yourself jumping your car often, it’s a good idea to not wait to address the problem. In this case, it’s a good idea to schedule service with Paretti Mazda’s service department as soon as possible.
You take short trips.
Are most of your commutes 20 minutes or less? Multiple short trips could shorten your car’s battery life to even less than three years. If this is the type of driving you do most often, it’s a good idea to let Paretti Mazda’s service department evaluate your battery on a regular basis.
If you’re concerned your battery is nearing the end of its life, call 504-456-7645 today or schedule service online. Our service experts will be happy to inspect your battery and replace it if necessary. At Paretti Mazda, our service team makes the difference and your satisfaction is our top priority. Whether you come to us for maintenance, to have your car battery replaced or for more extensive auto repairs, we want you to walk away happy!