If you own a car and understand it, you must know that the battery it contains inside has a sulfuric acid and leads with two protruding terminals that circulate the solution throughout the car or wherever it is required. This very solution is what keeps your car going and running. An old battery or the cables that come loose out of it can cause numerous problems to your car health, eventually resulting in little to no functioning. Sometimes even the smallest of problems can lead to some extremely big issues, causing you some good money and damage. At such times, there is always that one moment where you feel that you could have saved yourself, if for a little extra attention and vigilance. So, if you want to protect the heart of your car (your battery, obviously), you must be on a watch out for a few signs and symptoms always. What are those? Let’s ponder over them together.
Cranky Engine Doesn’t Start:
You hear your engine might have some life in it. You hear it cranking and eager to getting started, but it just won’t. There, my friend, lies your problem. When you turn the key and hear the engine cranks, but it won’t start, the most likely reason of that is your battery. Though it is just an assumption right now, but more than 94 per cent of times, the problem lies in your battery. Even if the ammeter tells you, your battery is good, it can be a few volts shy of what we call good. The first idea you might get is to go find a cheap car battery charger and get rid of the problem. Right? While it could be the solution, but you need to get to the core first. The easiest thing to do for the moment will be to use jump-starter box or jumper cables to get it up and running. When the car starts running again, disconnect the cable and let your engine run for a solid thirty minutes. This time will give your car the liberty to charge up the battery for further use. Don’t think your problem is solved, because after these thirty minutes, you need to get to a safe place and run a few tests to see if the battery will suffice or not.
No Start One Day & All Fine The Next:
Let’s start with the first problem mentioned in the title above. The situation that we are going to tell here is easy to understand. What’s even easier is that it is a clear indication of your battery being at risk. We all have an understanding that our batter is what powers the accessories and lights in the car. Those who have alternator running might have the second option, but for others, it isn’t. In case your car is looking dead and all the functionalities aren’t just working, your battery is where you start the major work with. Moreover, another hint here could be, if your lights aren’t working or the engine isn’t starting problem, this could be a combination of two problems, starting and ending at your battery and alternator. Cherry on top, if the car doesn’t start or crank, but the headlights are working, this means that there is some mechanical problem with the engine. On the other hand, if starting your car has become an intermittent problem, there are few signs for the situation you are facing. Either your battery terminals are corroded, lose or broken or there is something that’s draining the energy out your battery. During such situations, your first action should be to check the battery cables, as they are the prime suspect here. The cables should fit firmly and there should be zero play in them. The terminals of the cables shouldn’t be frayed or fall apart either. If they are, you need to replace them as soon as possible.
Your Battery Is Done:
You might be looking for the reasons here and there, but the chances have that you have jumped your battery a lot already. There I no need for some hard and fast reason, as the battery could have easily been old, or it ran out due to any mistake of yours. Even a new battery can leave you stranded, if it was jumped more than three times a week. Save yourself the headache and simply replace the battery.