Harsh winter weather is hard on car batteries. Tracy’s Automotive is ready to help you if you have problems with your battery or other vehicle systems.
It’s no secret that cold weather is hard on people, pets, and cars. That’s especially true of car batteries. As a story in patch.com notes, “When temperatures plummet, automotive failures skyrocket. Calls for battery jump starts and assistance with frozen locks are the top-ranked reasons for calls to AAA. … During cold temperatures starting an engine can take up to twice as much current as needed under normal conditions.”
That’s why auto care experts recommend that, at the start of the cold weather season, drivers have their batteries tested. Of course, we’re not at the beginning of winter, we’re nearing its end. That’s another good reason to have your battery tested, especially if it’s nearing the traditional end of a battery’s three-to-five- year life expectancy. Your battery could have become weakened over the cold months with the effort taken to start your car.
“Although heat causes more damage to batteries than cold weather, starting a vehicle in cold weather puts more strain on it,” according to an expert quoted in the patch.com article. “The cumulative impact of various factors over time allows cold weather to ultimately end the useful life of a battery.”
The advisability of having your battery checked rises if it is showing any signs of failing:
- You hear a grinding or clicking sound when you turn on the ignition.
- Your vehicle cranks slowly when attempting to start.
- Your headlights dim when idling but brighten when the engine is revved.
- Your battery is more than three years old.
If you notice one or more of those signs, or you’re having any trouble with your car or truck, it’s time to call the Wichita auto care technicians at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s reliable auto care specialists can test your battery and other vehicle systems to make sure they’re functioning at peak level. If there’s a problem, Tracy’s auto repair pros can help you fix them.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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