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4 Indications of a Failing Battery

Your car's battery is responsible for supplying all the electrical power in your vehicle. While the alternator also plays a crucial role, the battery is responsible for storing and providing energy for various functions, most importantly, starting the vehicle. 

Let's explore some warning signs that may indicate a battery is on the verge of failure. With these four signs, you will easily spot a dying battery from afar and will avoid unpleasant situations like a non-starting car.

1. Unusual Odor

A battery that is leaking fluid emits a distinct smell, similar to rotten eggs or sulfur. If you notice such an odor, it is vital to address the issue promptly. Contact a mechanic to inspect and resolve the problem to prevent further complications.

2. Electrical Malfunctions

When a battery fails, it can lead to electrical malfunctions within the vehicle, particularly in the interior. If you experience slow window operation or flickering lights, it is likely an indication that the battery is nearing its end. To avoid being stranded, it is advisable to replace the battery promptly.

3. Dim Headlights

While electrical problems can be hard to spot, dimmer headlights aren't. If they are softer than usual, it can be a sign of a battery losing its charge and deteriorating. This decrease in power can be due to battery leakage or aging. It is crucial to have the battery checked as soon as the headlights appear dimmer.

4. Difficulty Starting The Car

If you encounter difficulties starting your car, such as experiencing delays or a complete failure to start, it may be due to a weakening battery. The battery powers the starter, which initiates the engine. When the battery is completely drained, it affects the starting process. In such cases, it is recommended to have the battery tested and replaced if necessary.

Battery Replacement at Edmonds Import Auto!

If you find that your battery has died or suspect that it has reached its limit, we invite you to visit our shop for a quick battery replacement. 

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