The main function of a battery is to supply electric power and also acts as the primary source of electrical energy used in vehicles today. The professionals at battery repair services specialize in servicing and rectifying issues associated with a battery. They also offer other services like part replacement, preventive maintenance and regular servicing. Batteries need regular maintenance to prevent a decline in performance and for a hassle free supply of power.
Check your battery every now and then to make sure the terminal connections are clean and protected from the external elements. Signs of corrosion or leaks could mean the battery is no longer operating optimally.
Most batteries are rated to last up to five years. However battery failure can occur even in three years depending on the usage, maintenance, and seasonal temperatures. For example, extreme cold or heat can shorten the life of a battery. It’s important for your battery’s health to get it tested at least once a year to keep it at its optimal performance level.
The most common reasons for a battery failure are as follows:
High temperature: Heat is the main cause of battery failure as it accelerates the corrosion. The heat corrodes the grid due to which the battery loses capacity, which in turn weakens its ability to start, especially in cold weather.
High vibration: High amounts of vibration can damage and eventually separate the components which leads to reduced performance of the battery.
Discharge issues: Battery discharge can lead to production of sulfate crystals also known as the discharge material. These crystals are hard to dissolve and can lead to battery failure.
Other possible causes of failure are as follows:
The battery is not sized properly for the application
The battery is not properly installed
The battery cables have not been cleaned and properly adjusted to fit the battery terminals
The vehicle’s electrical system has been repaired or altered
The vehicle has been in long-term storage