Your vehicle battery is what helps power all the systems in your Buick GMC vehicle. If your battery has low to no charge, you will be unable to start your vehicle. During a battery replacement service, a Buick GMC service center technician will inspect all the connections to the battery and run the appropriate tests to check the battery is supplying adequate power to your vehicle. If the battery is not performing or dead, a replacement battery will be required. You can also request your battery to be tested during your multi-point inspection or full-synthetic or conventional oil change.
Lou Fusz Buick GMC Repair Technicians are ready to help you diagnose your battery and start-up problems. Many things can cause your Buick GMC car not to start, such as a bad engine timing belt or a bad starter. When you come to Lou Fusz Buick GMC, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your vehicle and verify that battery is the root of the cause. There are many different types of batteries. Our certified St. Louis service center technicians are trained to pick the battery that will give you the best performance in your Buick SUV or GMC truck. You will leave knowing that you got the best service done right the first time.
Unlike oil changes, air conditioning service, tire replacements, and cabin air filter replacements, there is no pre-determined interval designated in your owner manual for when to replace your battery. Your environment and driving habits affect the life of your battery. If all conditions are perfect, you can expect to change your car battery every 4-5 years. However, if you live in a place with extreme weather conditions on either spectrum, hot or cold, this can significantly diminish the longevity of your battery. Another thing that can reduce your battery life is having to jumpstart your battery. Often this happens if you forget to turn off your interior lights in your vehicle overnight. The last item that can reduce your battery life is the battery not being correctly secured. Extra vibration to the battery can cause the internal battery parts to break down over time.
Just like with more car repairs, you will often notice some warning signs that you need a new battery before your Buick or GMC vehicle is completely dead. It is important to pay attention to these warning signs and save yourself the headache of going somewhere then getting a dead battery. Here are some warning signs that your battery may be nearing the end of its life:
|A vehicle that has sat for long periods but has a newer battery will still die quickly. A car battery charges itself when you drive; so if it is just sitting there it's like it was never plugged in to recharge.|
|Most new car batteries come with some type of warranty. Check with your Lou Fusz Buick GMC technician for details..|
|This is a sign that you need to consider a battery replacement. Your current battery is struggling to power all the electrical devices in your vehicle.|