Engine Cranking Slowly? You Might Have A Failing Battery!
If your car is cranking slowly, the problem might not be with the engine. It’s possible that the battery is failing and needs to be replaced. It may seem like a shameless thing but can be a huge issue, especially if you’re in the middle of nowhere and your battery dies.
This blog post will explain the signs of a failing battery and offer solutions to fix it:
What to do if Your Engine Won’t Start?
If your engine doesn’t start, you should first check the battery. Ensure that the terminals are clean, don’t carry any corrosion, and that the battery is correctly connected to the car.
If it’s a cold day, make sure that your vehicle has been started recently so that the battery isn’t too hard.
How to Check if Your Battery is the Problem?
If your engine cranks slowly, the battery might be the problem. To test this, try starting your car with the headlights turned on. If the lights are dimmer than normal, the battery is likely failing.
Buying a New Car Battery
When you buy a new battery for your car, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure you get the correct size battery. You can find out what size battery your car needs by checking the owner’s manual or looking online.
Secondly, make sure you get a quality battery from a reputable brand. Cheap batteries might not last as long, and they can be dangerous. Finally, always recycle your old battery! Many stores will take your old battery for free or for a small fee.
Installing a New Battery in Your Car
Once you have a new battery, it’s time to install it! It is a pretty simple process, but you must follow the instructions carefully.
First, check that your car is switched off and the parking brake is on.
Second, remove the old battery by loosening the bolts or screws that hold it in place.
Third, insert the new battery and tighten the bolts or screws.
Fourth, connect the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals to their corresponding posts on the battery.
Lastly, close up your hood and start your car! You should now be good to go.
If you’re not comfortable installing a new battery yourself, take it to a mechanic. They’ll be able to do it in no time.
So, if your car is cranking slowly or you’ve noticed any of the other signs that your battery might be dying, don’t wait – bring it into Mandal Buick/GMC, serving St Martin, MS and we’ll take a look and fix it.
We can test the battery and, if necessary, replace it so you can get back on the road as quickly as possible.