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Vehicle Battery Care for Winter Car Care at Graff Chevrolet in Durand, MI

Winter can be rough in Michigan with the terribly cold weather. It can be especially rough on your vehicle’s battery. Cold weather hinders the batteries’ ability to function because low temperatures slow the chemical reactions inside of it that create electrons. In the morning after a long, cold night, your battery has less energy to try and start your engine. A vehicle’s battery lifespan is typically two to three years. Even if it may not look old, the age of your battery can cause other engine component issues like hard starts. When you get your battery professionally inspected or replaced at Graff Durand Service Center, you can rest assured your car will start in winter weather. Be sure to schedule your vehicle battery care for winter car care at Graff Chevrolet in Durand, MI.

5 Signs Your Battery Is Having Trouble During the Winter

There are plenty of problems an old battery can cause, and replacement is relatively inexpensive. Checking a battery by yourself can be dangerous and is best done by a trained service technician. The technician will hook up an electronic tester to your battery, which will scan and state the condition of your battery. A few signs your battery is having trouble during the winter include:

  • Swelling on the casing of your battery – Often to blame from excessive heat, swelling will greatly decrease your battery’s lifespan.
  • Starting your engine is tough and takes a while – As we mentioned above, this is an indication that your battery is having trouble creating the chemical reaction needed to make the electrons necessary to start the engine.
  • Leaking causing visible corrosion – Corrosive residue on the positive and negative posts will often keep your vehicle from starting. It can be removed, but the leaking will continue and is not only unsafe but a sure sign that it’s time for a new battery.
  • The engine light will come on – This is your vehicle telling you that your battery power is weak.

If you notice any of the signs listed above, it’s time to have your battery inspected and possibly replaced as part of your Winter Car Care at Graff Chevrolet in Durand!

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Schedule a Battery Inspection for Winter Car Care at Graff Durand

If you would like to have your battery tested or think it might be the cause of some issues, you can schedule a battery inspection or installation service at Hank Graff Chevrolet in Durand. Our Certified Service Center is staffed with technicians who can safely inspect your battery and replace when necessary. Schedule a battery inspection for Winter Car Care at Graff Durand today! Call us at 866-529-1655 or visit us at 9009 E. Lansing Rd., Durand, MI 48429.