If you have a dead battery, you have a dead car. Nearly everyone has had the inconvenience of turning on the ignition only to hear the sickening sound of the engine not turning over. A dead battery means a jump or a tow truck and a trip to the dealer to get a replacement, not to speak of a check to see if you have a fault in the charging system that is draining the battery.
Clearly, as Sound Choice Insurance Agency Inc serving Lynnwood, WA is pleased to explain, maintaining your battery and your car’s charging system is important to prevent you from getting stranded.
Keep the terminals clean by checking them about once a month and, if you find dirt or rust, disconnecting the battery and applying a wire brush.
Make sure that accessories such as the car radio are turned off when you first start the car.
If you are not driving for a lengthy period, for instance, because you are going on vacation, disconnect the battery. Some accessories such as the clock use a little bit of charge even when the car is not in use. Also, you should drive your car at least twice a week for about 30 minutes to keep the battery charged.
Make sure that the battery and charging system is checked when you take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Usually, a battery comes with a predetermined life, such as three years or five years. Consider getting a replacement even if your old battery seems to be working well when it nears the end.
For questions on car insurance contact Sound Choice Insurance Agency Inc serving Lynnwood, WA.