One of the most important single components of a modern, computerized vehicle is the automotive battery. Batteries are now more efficient, and they certainly last longer than they used to, but the technology of the automotive battery has remained largely unchanged since it was first developed for installation in the old Model T Fords. This is a testament to the simplicity and longevity of the battery’s design. However, it remains true that every time you start your vehicle, and every day that passes, your vehicle’s battery gets closer to dying and needing to be replaced. Clark Automotive is a reliable source of battery testing and replacement.
Importance Of Your Car’s Battery
Your vehicle’s battery is an essential component in the vehicle’s electrical system. It is not unlike the power pack on the robot from Lost in Space–when the battery is not working, the machine ceases to function. No other single element of your vehicle has earned the descriptor “essential component” more than the battery.
If you are lucky, your battery will give you indications that it is in the process of failing. You may discover that your vehicle is sluggish to start when you turn the key. If it catches and your vehicle does start, running it and driving it will, for a time, charge the battery sufficiently to get you where you are going. But if you leave your car turned off for too long, or simply turn it off and then back on again immediately, you could find that your car no longer starts at all.
Blaine Auto Repair Shop Can Test Your Battery Quickly
The most common reason for a battery’s loss of functioning is time. The more you demand of your battery over time, the faster it will fail. It is also possible for a battery to fail if it has sat idly for long periods of time. A battery can also succumb to extreme temperatures, and we all know that Minnesota has some extreme temperatures. These latter examples–sitting for long periods or being exposed to extreme temperatures–may cause your battery to start your vehicle sluggishly, but it may not be that the battery is failing. But when you hear that sluggish sound, you know something just is not right.
It is best to bring it into our shop, where we can test its current level of utility. Battery replacement is simple and relatively inexpensive, and Clark Auto carries a variety of batteries that will meet your needs. If you have any questions, call us at (763) 784-7944.