Battery Replacement

Vehicle Battery Replacement at Timbrook Kia

Traditionally, car battery replacement was a simple job. Anyone with a touch of mechanical aptitude could conduct the process at home or even in an auto parts store parking lot. However, modern cars have a few nuances concerning putting in a new battery beyond just finding the right size, and also one which provides the appropriate amount of power. Computers and radios often need to be reset after the battery has been removed and the new one installed. There may also be an alarm that goes off when the new battery is put in, as the computer can read the replacement as a criminal trying to steal the battery instead of a technician conducting routine maintenance.

Reasons Why a Car Battery Might Go Bad

Typically, a good quality car battery will last about 2-3 years if properly maintained. If it is allowed to go completely dead, it will likely never hold a full charge again, so it might still work, just not as well as it's supposed to. Typically a battery will go dead if the lights are left on, the radio is used without the engine running, or if the alarm is set off and the owner of the car doesn't hear it and turn it off promptly. If none of those situations have occurred and the battery goes dead unexpectedly, there's likely a short somewhere in the electric system, causing an unnecessary drain. An often overlooked situation that can kill a battery is if the vehicle is repeatedly turned on and off without giving the alternator time to fully recharge the battery.

What Happens when a Battery Needs Replacement

If a battery goes completely dead, it won't start the car, and the driver will either need a jump start or a tow. Usually, it will get weak before completely failing, resulting in taking longer to get the engine started. At that point, inexplicable odd things might begin happening with different electric components. Perhaps the fan or radio won't work, fuses might blow out, and power windows and locks may work sporadically. Any time such things start happening and don't make much sense, the battery and alternator should be tested. It may turn out to be a different problem, but the battery is the most likely culprit and one of the easiest to fix.

Where To Find Kia Car Batteries for Sale in Cumberland, MD

To find a car battery near me in Cumberland, MD and the surrounding areas of Frostburg, Cresaptown, and La Vale, Timbrook Kia is the authorized car center with knowledge and experience to take care of a new battery and any other maintenance needs or repairs the car needs.

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    10210 Mount Savage Rd NW
    Cumberland, MD 21502

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