Although the joys of car ownership are many, regular car maintenance is usually not one of them. Unless you happen to be a car tech expert like our experienced technicians here at Randall Mitsubishi. While there are many aspects to caring for your car, knowing the basics of car battery maintenance is essential for every driver.
We at Randall Mitsubishi are glad to help. Here are a few fast facts about your car’s battery that will enable you to take better care of it:
- A car battery should last about six years.
- No matter how kind you are to your battery, eventually, it will die. Here are a few signs that your battery is nearing the end of its shelf life:
- Slow cranking upon ignition
- Battery warning light turns on
- Basic electronics stop functioning (i.e. electronic locks or power windows)
- Your battery can overheat, especially here in Texas. Intense heat can literally evaporate your battery fluid.
- Sometimes, it’s not the battery’s fault. If you’re experiencing dead-battery-like symptoms, it could be due to worn spark plugs or clogged fuel injectors.
You can always expect honest and courteous service from our technicians at Randall Mitsubishi. Schedule your next regular maintenance appointment with us today!
Keeping your Mitsubishi running at peak efficiency is a relatively easy task. Staying up to date with routine and seasonal maintenance is the key to an enjoyable ownership experience. Fall is right around the corner which means it’s time to start checking maintenance items off your list. We here at Randall Mitsubishi have a few fall maintenance tips that will help you properly prepare your Mitsubishi for cooler weather.
It pays to change your oil according to the manufacturer-suggested schedule in your owner’s manual. Oil is responsible for lubricating, cooling, and protecting vital engine components. The hot summer weather will put the oil to work. Make sure to get an oil change before fall to ensure your engine continues operating at peak efficiency!
Light bulbs can burn out at any time of the year which makes consistently checking once a month a necessity. You should go the extra mile and clean the lenses in preparation for fall. Make sure to replace any dead bulbs for maximum safety and visibility, especially at night.
It’s a good idea to inspect your Mitsubishi’s battery once a month. Keep an eye out for any abnormalities, like bulges and lacerations. It’s a good idea to scrape the corrosion off of the posts as well. Keep in mind cooler weather means the battery needs more juice to start the car. Older batteries should be replaced before cold weather arrives.
If you have any other questions on how to keep your car running well as we head towards the cold part of the winter, just contact us at Randall Mitsubishi!