Your vehicle's battery and alternator are responsible for all the electric power that's needed everywhere. If one of them malfunctions or wears out, you may encounter some issues. But we will take a closer look at the battery and all its warning signs. Make sure to visit a repair facility if you spot any of them, or other problems you suspect might be related.
One of the most obvious signs of a battery going bad is dim headlights. Either when starting it up or while driving, the lights can get dimmer or even flicker. This is because they aren't receiving enough electricity from the battery, and it can even result in a short if not taken care of.
Are you experiencing a twitching or flashing dashboard on startup? If so, the problem probably lies in the electricity it reaches, or in this case, the lack of such. have it checked the moment you spot it because it doesn't have a lot of energy left.
Interior Lights Are Dimmer
Just like the headlights get dimmer when the battery isn't good, so do the interior lights. Due to the same reason, not enough power, they start to malfunction, flicker, or even short out. While this can be confused with electrical problems, as in wires, it isn't.
Are you hearing a clicking sound when you turn the key or press the start button? If the answer is yes, this points straight to the battery. It is either out of charge or needs replacement. The sound comes from the starter, which starts to click due to the lack of proper power.
Electronics Accessories Malfunctioning
Electronic accessories include everything from your automatic windows to the hazard lights, and if they start to act strange, your battery is probably having some trouble. This can make the car unsafe, especially if important systems are affected, so make sure to have it inspected ASAP.
If you need your battery to be replaced or just want to have an inspection, make sure to stop by a City Garage location. We have shops all over the state, which can be seen on the "Locations" tab from the menu.