We can help you determine the best way to maintain or replace your car batteries in Winter Haven, FL.
We’ve all been there. Our car won’t start, and we have to ask our friends or a stranger for jumper cables. What could have made your car battery die so suddenly?
At Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair, we know how frustrating it can be when you need to get on the road and your car battery gives out. (It’s usually at the most inconvenient time!) However, there are a few things you can do to keep your car batteries in good shape and help extend their life.
Keep Them Clean – Remove all the dirt and debris from your car batteries. When the connection points get clogged, it can weaken the battery’s charge, and therefore the life of the battery.
Make Sure It’s Secure – If your battery isn’t insulated and has come loose, it can cause damage to other parts of your engine and cause your car not to run properly. Make sure the battery is seated correctly in position and is not going to move around when you get on the road.
Park in the Garage (or Insulate the Battery) – Car batteries operate their best when they are kept warm, especially in the colder months. Park in your garage if you can, or if you don’t have a garage, explore options for insulating your battery so it will crank right up when you need to start your car.
Car batteries may seem like one of those obvious things that have to go under the hood, but when they stop working properly, so does your car! At Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair, we can help you determine the best way to maintain your car batteries and the rest of the critical parts under the hood. We are family owned and operated and have been providing dependable and honest service in Winter Haven, FL since 1979. When you need to get on the road, don’t let a dead car battery stop you. Give us a call!