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Taking Care of Your Vehicle's Battery

Taking Care of Your Vehicle’s Battery

No battery is meant to work forever, but with proper care and monitoring, your battery can last a long time and you won’t be left stranded with a car that won’t start. The experts at Tranum Auto are happy to help you keep an eye on the condition of the battery and help you replace it when the time comes at our service center in Temple.

Why might I need a new battery?

Most batteries last around three to five years. If your battery is older than that, we recommend regular battery inspections at Tranum Auto or simply replacing the battery before problems arise. Aside from the age of your battery, some habits can shorten battery life, including leaving your car idling often or driving in extreme temperatures.

How do I know if I need a new battery?

It’s best to get regular inspections, but there are many ways that you can tell at home that your battery is nearing the end of its life. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, bring your vehicle in for service as soon as possible.

  • Your check engine light has turned on
  • Your battery case appears bloated
  • Your battery is older than five years old
  • You notice a slow engine crank
  • You have to jumpstart your car often

How do I go about replacing my battery?

Here at Tranum Auto, we’re happy to help! Schedule an appointment online or call (254) 773-4548. Our expertly trained technicians are committed to your satisfaction and will explain the process to you while installing the right battery for your vehicle.