No Response At Ignition? Get Your Vehicle’s Battery Checked!

If you're experiencing problems starting your car, the problem could be your battery. A dead battery can leave you stranded, so it's important to know how to tell if your battery is dying and what to do about it. 


In this blog post, we will explain in detail how to figure out your vehicle's battery is dead or on the verge of dying.


Symptoms of a Dying Battery

Difficulty Starting the Car, or it Not Starting at all

If your vehicle is having trouble starting or not starting at all, the most likely cause is a dead battery. When a battery dies, it will no longer produce enough power to turn over the engine. If your vehicle has been sitting for a while and you're having difficulty getting it started, the battery may need a jump start. Try giving your car a jump start with the help of another vehicle and see if that gets it going. If it does, you know that the battery is the problem.


The Engine Turning Over Slowly

If your car engine is turning over very slowly, that may signify that the battery is on its way out. When a battery is dying, it will not produce as much power as it used to. This can cause the engine to turn over very slowly or not at all. If you're noticing this problem, it's important to get your battery checked out as soon as possible.


If your car engine is turning over slowly or not at all, there are a few things you can do to try and get it started. First, make sure that the battery terminals are clean and corrosion-free. Clean them with a brush or some baking soda. Also, check the cables to ensure they're tight and in good condition. If everything looks good, try jump starting the car using another vehicle. If your car still won't start after trying these attempts, it's probably time to replace the battery.


Dim Headlights when Your Engine is Turned Off

If your car's headlights dim when you turn the engine off, it could be a sign that your battery is getting weak. Another reason for this is if you have a lot of accessories running in your car when it's turned off. To test whether or not your battery is the issue, try starting your car with the headlights on. If they get brighter when the vehicle starts, it's likely your battery that needs to be replaced.


The "Check Engine" Light Coming On

If the "Check Engine" light is on, it means there's a problem with your car that needs to be fixed. It could be anything, such as a loose gas cap, or it could be an indication that your battery is getting weak. If you're unsure, visit a dealership service center and have them take a look.

Whether you want to charge your battery or install a new battery, at Jim Norton Toyota OKC, serving Arcadia, OK, our certified car technicians would love to assist you. Please bring your car down to our center and our experts will guide you on what to do to stay safe on the road. Get your battery serviced professionally today.

January 22, 2022
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