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Battery Maintenance Tips From 804 Auto Repair

Posted October 10, 2021 7:54 AM

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:

First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well.

A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced to the local North Chesterfield, VA, market. They were hailed as being 'maintenance-free batteries.' While it is true that you can't get in and adjust the electrolyte levels of a sealed battery, it is by no means maintenance free.

Batteries are very sensitive to changes in the weather around VA. Temperature really affects auto battery performance. A battery inspection is an important part of your spring and fall checkups. Next time you're under your hood, take a look at your battery.

  • Is it clean and free of residue? A dirty battery will drain.
  • Is there corrosion at the terminals where the battery cables attach to the battery? If there is, the corrosion can interfere with how efficiently electricity passes back and forth from the battery.
  • Are the cables loose? Make sure they are tight.
  • Are the cables themselves corroded? Corrosion can actually eat through the battery cables.

804 Auto Repair service advisors can inspect and test your battery. If the inspection warrants a cleaning, have it done. If the battery test indicates that replacement of the battery or cables is in order, you will be lucky to have caught the problem before it becomes a major inconvenience.

Your battery will also last longer if you keep your fuel system and ignition system clean. It's all part of your commitment to regular maintenance, to keep your vehicle running on North Chesterfield streets at its best for a long, long time.

804 Auto Repair
10910 Southlake Ct Suite E
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
(804) 893-4043
http://www.804automotiverepair.net



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, 10/12/2021
We chose this shop - not knowing anything about them - to have a used vehicle we were thinking of purchasing, checked over. We asked if we could have it done quickly, and they got it right into the shop when it was brought to them by the dealer, which we really appreciated. The best thing, though, was later that day we needed to have pedal extenders installed for our 4’8” granddaughter to be able to drive comfortably and, more importantly, safely. The dealership couldn’t do it, another shop specializing in disabilities couldn’t do it for 3 weeks, but 804 said they could do it! While waiting for the job to be completed I had a chance to chat with Eric, the man at the front desk in the office, who told me their story. It was clear these men had excellent mechanical backgrounds, good ethics, and really cared about their customers. They will be getting our business for all of our family vehicles from now on. I’m so glad we found them! The pedal extenders were installed perfectly, and quickly, and the charge was much less than we expected. We are super pleased!
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