Have you ever accidentally left the lights on your vehicle? We’ve all been there, and we’ve all had that "Please start!" moment. Your vehicle's battery primarily helps to start the engine, but it also stores energy generated by the alternator and runs the secondary electrical systems such as your lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and additional electrical components in your vehicle. So when your car headlights are left on, they can drain the battery and make it impossible to start your car.
Powering Your Car
Your battery is an essential part of your vehicle if you like to stream music or charge your phone while traveling. Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service is here to help you take care of your battery. With shops all over Louisiana, our experts are never far away. We advise the following for all vehicles owners:
- Clean and remove corrosion and add anti-corrosive protection
- Tighten hold-down clamps and terminals that may be loose
- Test battery condition
- Check the alternator belt tension and wear
Why Do Batteries Die?
The two most common reasons for a dead or low car battery are:
- Leaving the lights on your vehicle
- Not maintaining your battery properly
Remember, batteries are rechargeable. It is always a good idea to carry jumper cables in your vehicle in case of emergencies. You never know when you may need to jump-start your vehicle, or even help out another driver in need. Once your battery has reached its limit, recycle it! Recycling batteries can reduce the resources required for manufacturing new batteries. When you recycle your battery, you can also divert toxic lead from landfills or improper disposal.
We Can Help Replace or Recharge Your Car Battery
Come in to Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service today for all of your battery care needs. We can help you choose the right battery for your vehicle and lifestyle. Our staff can safely and professionally install your battery and get you back on the road! We’re auto electrical experts, so if something beyond the battery needs attention, we can handle that too. With multiple locations to choose from, we’re never far away. Select the location that’s most convenient for you and stop by for car battery care, or get a tow to our shop to replace a dead battery. Our staff is happy to help!