Car Batteries and Breakdowns

Battery Breakdowns

Is your car getting hard to start? After such intense Las Vegas heat that we have had this Summer, it would be wise to have your car battery checked out. A failing car battery is a problem that many drivers experience due to the 100+ that our Vegas valley receives. 

Las Vegas’ Excessive Heat Shortens Battery Life

Excessive heat and overcharging shortens the life of a car battery by evaporating the fluid, which can then cause damage in the internal structure. With colder temperatures coming, they could be the final shock to your battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, will allow too high of a charging rate, eventually resulting in a dead battery. If this happens, you will be required to replace your battery in order to get it started again.

Maintenance for Your Las Vegas Car Battery

Your battery may not have died yet, but your car could still be experiencing a slow down. Follow these maintenance tips to help maintain the charge in your car battery and help prevent the cost and inconvenience of an unexpected car battery replacement:

  • Make sure that the electrical system is charging at the proper rate. A service technician at Hi Star Auto Center can help with this. Overcharging can damage a battery as quickly as undercharging.
  • Always replace a car battery with one that is rated at least as high as the manufacturer’s equipped original.
  • Keep the top of the battery clean. Corrosion and dirt accumulating on the terminals acts as an insulator, inhibiting the flow of the current.

Your battery can last you a long time. By following simple maintenance tips your car battery can give you the service you expect, plus save you the cost and inconvenience of a dead battery.

If you need a car battery replacement or just a charge, contact Hi Star Auto Center. Let us get your car back to its optimum performance with a new or recharged battery.

 

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