Your car battery’s main purpose is to provide power to your car’s starter motor, which helps start your car. It also powers your car’s electronic system, and an alternator provides energy back to your car battery, recharging it.
Signs that your car battery is low
- The lights on your car start to flicker and dim
If the battery is not generating enough power to run the vehicle’s electrical system, such as the headlights, then dim or weak headlight beams can often be signs of a weak car battery.
- Turning on the ignition causes a clicking sound
If the car’s ignition key is turned on, a clicking sound is heard from the starter solenoid, which receives power from the battery. This clicking sound is a classic sign of a weak vehicle battery. A weak car battery can prevent the starter solenoid from achieving full operation, resulting in a clicking sound.
- Corrosion starts to develop in the connectors
Open the hood and check the battery if the engine is sluggish when you turn the ignition on. It is a sign that the component is leaking battery acid or giving off an acidic smell if you notice blue corrosion over the top of the battery.
- Difficulty in getting the car to start
The battery does not have to be dead for a vehicle to not start. Many times, a weak battery will simply lack sufficient power to operate the vehicle’s starting motor and/or crankshaft.
In those cases where you are still uncertain, you will need to contact your mechanic who will most likely use a heavy discharge tester or an electronic load tester which can gauge whether your battery is performing properly under high loads.
Having a look at your vehicle’s electrical system might pay off if you’ve noticed any of the above early symptoms. A good quality battery will last for four or five years depending on its use.
Car Battery Replacement Dubai
At Emirates Moto, every vehicle that visits our facility first undergoes a battery check and we check its voltage. If it’s low or about to go low, our team is ready to replace your battery to ensure you never end up getting stranded. We provide excellent service for your car battery replacement in Dubai.