Your car and truck battery is the heart of your vehicle. Without the battery, it wouldn't have the power to do move or operate any of the electrical components. It's important to understand how your battery works and when it needs to be replaced.
Most cars and trucks operate with a wet-cell battery which has two terminals (either side or top post). These batteries come with the average vehicle but there are specialty batteries called Dry Cell batteries as well.
Batteries normally have a life expectancy of 2-3 years at the most - especially in very cold weather conditions. Ideally, you should replace your battery every 2.5 years (BEFORE problems start to happen).
Here are a few symptoms you need a new battery:
- If you're engine is turning over but won't start
- If your vehicle has no lights, won't start and isn't cranking over
- One minute it starts fine, the next minute it won't
- You have problems cold cranking
- You've jumped your vehicle more than three times in a week
Do yourself a favour and get a new battery - you'll save yourself a world of headaches!