Preventive Maintenance and Your Vehicle’s Electrical System.
Many problems with electrical systems can be avoided with a little bit of care and preventive maintenance. Here are a number of helpful tips:
Tip No. 1: Periodically check the battery and its connections to make sure they are clean. Cleaning battery terminals and cables are a simple process, but you may not want to do that yourself. We can take care of it for you when you bring your vehicle in for a service.
Tip No. 2: If you have to jump start your car, never use another car that is running. Instead, jump start your car using the other vehicle’s battery power alone.
Tip No. 3: Before turning the key in the ignition, turn off all the components that are a major drain on the electrical system, like the heating/air conditioner and stereo.
Tip No. 4: Batteries typically last about 4 years. Replace your battery when it is approaching this age. We can test if for you to let you know if the battery should be replaced.