Remember to Check Your Car Battery This Winter


You may know that scheduling your vehicle for regular service checks is very important, especially during the cold winter months. These checks can alert you to any potential problems - such as an old or dying car battery. Hopefully, you’ve never experienced a dead car battery in the middle of a cold Omaha, NE day. Though if you have, you know how important it is to make sure your car battery is in good condition. 

Your car battery is important. Without it, your car wouldn’t start! This essential part requires regular maintenance to keep it healthy. In the winter months, colder temperatures can dramatically affect your car battery’s ability to supply the power to your car. With a fully charged and new battery, you most likely won’t experience any issues. Though, with an aging or weak battery, cold temperatures can cause the battery to be unable to supply power to your car. 

Batteries usually have a lifespan of three to five years, but several factors can shorten the battery’s life. If you’re unsure if you need a new battery, there are a few signs that a replacement may be needed. If your vehicle is slow or sluggish to start, has low battery fluid, or a swollen battery case then you may need a new battery. Another sign is dim headlights. If you turn your headlights on when the engine isn’t running, and they look dim, a new battery may be needed.

The Ford service center here at Woodhouse Ford South can perform a battery test and battery maintenance. We’ll make sure the battery terminals are free from corrosion and install a new battery if needed. Our skilled technicians have years of experience working on Ford vehicles. You can count on your Omaha Ford dealer for quick and efficient service. If you have any more questions, give us a call at 877-932-1507 or stop by our Ford dealership near Plattsmouth, NE. 

Categories: Parts, Service
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