What Should You Know About Your Subaru's Battery Connection Service FAQ Information in Seattle, WA
Subaru battery connection service FAQ

What Should You Know About Your Vehicle's Battery Connections?

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If you can open the hood of your vehicle, there are some basic things you can do to ensure your battery is ready for the road ahead. The easiest thing to do is to locate the battery and visually inspect the connections. You'll want to look for corrosion around the connecting points. If there's just a bit of white powdery-looking buildup, baking soda and water can typically clean it up, but if there's a lot of corrosion, you may want to have an expert take a look at the broader electrical system and find out if there are larger problems.

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What are Some Signs of Vehicle Battery & Electrical System Problems?

Coming out to a car that won't start is one of the most common results of a dead battery. The lights may have been left on or the battery may have simply passed its service expiration. Often, you'll have a bit of a warning that this could be coming. If you notice your vehicle sounding different when starting up the battery may be on its way out. If the engine seems slow to turn over or if it seems to be reluctant to start, there's a good chance that he battery is about to die. But be careful to know why the battery is dead before you spend the money to replace it.

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What Causes an Automotive Battery to Lose its Charge?

The typical car battery will last somewhere between five and eight years. We recommend having an authorized Subaru service department inspect and test your battery periodically to know when it needs to be replaced before it dies and leaves you stranded. Other issues we've found to cause problems with a car battery include glove compartment and dome lights being left on along with aftermarket stereos and other components that were poorly installed. Always double check your vehicle when you leave it to make sure nothing has been left on that might drain the battery.

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Extreme temperatures can also cause problems with batteries, so it's a good idea to have your older battery checked in the fall before the temperatures drop. For more information, or to have a certified technician look at your vehicle's battery, contact Carter Subaru Ballard - a locally owned Subaru dealership serving the greater Seattle area.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
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  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

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