What's Shortening the Lifespan of Your Car's Battery?

If your vehicle is slow to turn over or simply won't start, there are several things that may be draining your car battery's energy reserves.

Pay attention when you leave your vehicle that all doors, including the trunk, are closed securely and the headlights completely turned off. Slow starting batteries may indicate a parasitic drain occurring from an electrical problem that needs to be checked out. A malfunctioning charging system can drain energy from the battery even while you're driving. A defective alternator diode can also lower your battery's power. If your battery is more than 4 years old, it no longer holds a full charge.

At Jaguar Morris County in Madison we're happy to test your battery's strength in our service department. We can inspect any of the systems apart from human error that may be draining your battery's full charge to prevent your becoming stranded roadside with a dead battery.

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