Did you know that February, most commonly known as the month of love thanks to Valentine’s Day, and the focus on heart health awareness, also hosts….National Battery Day?

While some of these “National Days” can be a bit much, National Battery Day, February 18th, is a good reminder to check your vehicle’s battery.  What should you look for, you ask? 

Knowing when to replace your vehicle battery can be tough since some of the signs aren’t incredibly visible at first. If your battery needs to be replaced in your luxury performance vehicle, one or more of the following may be true:

  • You require frequent jump-starts.
  • Your headlights are dimmer than usual.
  • You notice unusual power fluctuations.
  • You have trouble turning the engine on or notice a long turn-over time.

If you notice any of these signs or others, you’ll probably need the battery replaced in your vehicle, and the expert technicians at Rolf’s Import Auto Service can respond, diagnose, and have you on your way for another 4-5 years.

Like people, vehicle batteries age over time and have a finite lifespan. Even in ideal operating conditions, batteries gradually deteriorate until they can no longer provide enough power to start an engine. Automobile usage patterns also contribute to battery aging, and in the last year, many vehicles have remained idle more than they’ve been on the road. Vehicles driven mostly on short trips may not allow the battery to fully recharge, and batteries in vehicles parked for extended periods naturally self-discharge.

Whether it is the battery in your luxury performance vehicle, your cell phone, or the batteries in your emergency flashlight, or even your own internal “battery”, everything works best when it has a full charge.  What do you do in this great place that we share to recharge your own battery?  Let us know!

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