4 Signs Your Car Battery Needs an Auto Electrician

Car batteries don’t typically have the same lifespan as a vehicle and often need to be replaced or repaired. Here are some of the main reasons your car battery or truck battery needs the expertise of Chamberlain’s Auto Electrics and Air Conditioning.

  • Old or Outdated Batteries

All automotive batteries have a finite lifespan, after which they begin to degrade and no will longer hold a charge as well as they once did. Every automotive battery will fail at some point and this usually occurs while the vehicle is still operating well. Many batteries also fail before reaching their life expectancy for different reasons and should be replaced. Chamberlains Auto Electricians can determine the age and potential life span of your battery and can also replace old and outdated ones. 

  • Dirty Terminals

Some automobiles acquire a build-up of green-blue powder on the battery, battery connections, and, in the worst-case scenario, the battery box itself. This may have an impact on the battery’s performance. Whatever the reason for this build-up, it can be removed by an auto electrician to ensure it doesn’t impair the ability of the charge to be transmitted from the battery to the vehicle. 

  • Swollen or Odorous Battery

A bloated or bulging battery indicates that one or more cells in the battery have collapsed and will need to be replaced soon. And if the car battery smells like rotten eggs and is hot do not touch it. This odour indicates that the battery’s cells have collapsed, and any spark might cause it to explode. In cases like this, it is best to call an Auto Electrician like Chamberlain’s.

  • Flat Batteries or Charging Issues

How often you drive and long for can have an effect on your battery’s charge. You must also make sure that your battery terminals, posts, and lugs are clean and connected to the battery properly. Running too many accessories attached, such as a refrigerator, a laptop, or a phone charger, will also deplete the battery faster than usual. It could also be possible that your alternator isn’t charging properly. In these cases, an auto electrician like Chamberlain’s can assist you, in diagnosing and fixing the problem.