Hopefully, you haven’t been stuck outside during the Sunbury, PA, winter with a dead car battery. If you have, you know how important it is to make sure the battery is in good condition.

The car battery is responsible for providing voltage to the starter, supplying power to all the electrical components in your vehicle. Without it, your car wouldn’t start! Exposure to extreme elements, such as frigid temperatures, can affect the health of a car battery. Especially if the battery is old or weak, it won’t be able to function properly.

Luckily, there are a few warning signs in your car that can indicate that you may need a replacement battery. Common signs include your vehicle being slow or sluggish to start, low battery fluid, and a swollen battery case. Another test is to turn on the headlights when the engine isn’t running. If they look dim, a new battery may be needed.

Typically, car batteries have a lifespan of three to five years. There are a few ways you can avoid a dead battery, including battery tests and battery maintenance. It is important to know how your battery is aging, to avoid being stuck out in the cold.

Our Kia service center here at Blaise Alexander Kia near Sunbury, PA, can perform a battery test and maintenance. We’ll make sure the battery terminals are free from corrosion and recommend a new battery if yours is on its last legs. Our skilled technicians have years of experience replacing and installing new car batteries. You can count on us for quick and efficient service. If you have any more questions, give us a call or stop by our Kia dealership.