Winter Battery Inspections and Replacements at Graff Mt. Pleasant
Is your vehicle’s battery ready to handle the freezing cold weather that winter brings? Cold weather hinders the batteries’ ability to function because low temperatures slow the chemical reactions inside of it that create electrons. So in the morning after a long, cold night, your battery literally has less energy to try and start your engine. Making sure your car will start in winter weather is important to your safety and thankfully is as simple as getting your battery professionally inspected. You have all of your winter battery inspections and replacements completed at at Graff Mt. Pleasant!
Signs Your Vehicle's Battery Isn't Strong Enough for Winter
Are you noticing recurring issues that seem to be related to your vehicle’s battery? If it has been two to three years since your last battery change, it’s time to get your battery checked. Testing a battery isn’t safe to do at home, but our professionally trained technicians have the equipment to test your car, crossover, SUV, or truck's battery quickly and easily! A technician will hook up an electronic tester to your battery, which will scan the condition and indicate whether the battery needs changing. These are a few major signs your vehicle’s battery isn’t strong enough for winter:
- Swelling on the casing of your battery – Often to blame from excessive heat, swelling will greatly decrease your battery’s lifespan.
- Starting your engine is tough and takes a while – As we mentioned above, this is an indication that your battery is having trouble creating the chemical reaction needed to make the electrons necessary to start the engine.
- Leaking causing visible corrosion – Corrosive residue on the positive and negative posts will often keep your vehicle from starting. It can be removed, but the leaking will continue and is not only unsafe but a sure sign that it’s time for a new battery.
- The dashboard battery light will come on – This is your vehicle telling you that your battery power is weak.
If you believe there is a problem with your battery or notice any of the signs above, it might be time for a new one! We'd be happy to take a look at your current battery, and take the necessary steps to provide you a properly working vehicle battery.
Schedule Your Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac Battery Inspection at Graff in Mt. Pleasant, MI Online
If you’re concerned about the age and condition of your Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac's battery, you can schedule your battery inspection at Graff in Mt. Pleasant, MI online or by giving our Chevrolet Dealership a call at (989) 773-3937 and our Buick, GMC, Cadillac Dealership at (989) 773-3917. Our Certified Service Center is ready with professional technicians who would be happy to inspect your battery and replace it if necessary this winter season. We proud to offer competitive auto service and parts pricing for our neighbors in the Central Michigan and Mt. Pleasant area including Clare, Alma, Big Rapids, St. Louis, Ithaca, and Midland. For any auto service or routine vehicle maintenance need, visit our Dealership Service Center at 4580 E. Pickard Rd. or 116 N. Mission Street in Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. We'd be more than happy to help!