45 Harvey Street, Kingston ON, K7K 5C1

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John’s Auto Service Car Battery Service in Inverary, ON

Even though starting a car is as simple as turning a key or pressing a button, it is much more complicated than that.

A car battery is an energy storage device that generates electricity through a chemical reaction within the battery. The stored electrical energy is used to power your vehicle’s starter motor, ignition system, and fuel system at first. When your car engine is turned on, the alternator supplies electricity to all vehicle systems and charges the battery to replace the electric energy used when starting the car.

Can I get my car battery replaced in Inverary, ON?

Of course, you can! Stop by John’s Auto Service, located at 45 Harvey Street, Kingston, Ontario, or visit our website to book an appointment so that we can discuss all of your battery needs as well as any other automotive concerns you may have.

How long does a car battery last?

In Canada, the typical lifespan of a car battery is between three and five years. Because of this, it is essential that you are aware of the age of your battery and that you pay attention to the signs that are listed below. If your car battery is older than three years, or starting to cause you troubles, visit our website to schedule an appointment or visit us at 45 Harvey Street, Kingston, Ontario.

Why is my car taking longer to start?

Your battery may be failing if the engine takes longer to start. You may notice strange noises or flickering lights when you turn the key. This is a sign that the battery is about to die. It’s best to have a mechanic inspect the starting system or replace the battery.  Visit our website to schedule an appointment or visit us at 45 Harvey Street, Kingston, Ontario.

Why are my car lights dim?

The battery supplies the energy needed to run all of the electronic components in your vehicle, including the lights, radio, and dashboard computer. If the battery is depleted, the devices will function but with a reduced level of efficiency. If you continue to plug in items such as your phone charger while you are driving, your battery will run down much more quickly. Dim car lights? Visit our website to schedule an appointment or visit us at 45 Harvey Street, Kingston, Ontario.

Heavy Corrosion

You don’t have to wait for a sign that you need a new car battery; instead, open the hood and check it out. Fortunately, acidic materials are easy to detect. It’s not uncommon for old car batteries to emit acidic fumes or liquid. Small cracks may form over time, allowing acids to seep out. If this is the case, you would notice a fluffy, crusty buildup on the positive terminal and occasionally on the negative. In most cases, this film will appear blue, but it can also appear yellow from time to time. Any signs of this, have your battery inspected as soon as possible.

Car Battery Replacement in Inverary, ON

Visit John’s Auto Service, which is located at 45 Harvey Street in Kingston, Ontario, or go to our website to schedule an appointment so that we can discuss all of your battery needs as well as any other automotive concerns you may have. We are here to help!

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