At Cole Ford Lincoln LLC, we want you to be aware of simple parts like your car’s battery. Check out this quick blurb that will help you keep your battery in good running condition and prevent failed starts.

Tips for Battery Maintenance

Battery maintenance involves being aware of battery usage while not using the car. Use these simple tips to prevent failed starts from the battery dying:

  • Unplug accessories when the engine isn’t running.
  • Avoid leaving headlights and dome lights on when the car is off.
  • Unplug the negative battery terminal or completely disconnect the battery when storing the car for over a month.
Tips for Battery Service

If your battery fails and the car doesn’t start, here is a quick list of steps to follow for proper service:

Step 1: Jumpstart the car with jumper cables, and inspect battery terminals

Step 2: If the car fails to start again, hire a professional to test the battery and alternator

Step 3: Replace or charge battery-based professional recommendations.

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