Battery Inspection (included in Zippity Health Check)
We test the voltage (V) and cold cranking amps (CCA) of your battery using our automated battery analyzer. We then clean the positive and negative terminal ends, remove any corrosion, treat the ends with anti-corrosive compound, and retest the battery.
The voltage and CCA numbers indicate how much power your battery is able to deliver when you want to start the engine. Batteries lose their ability to deliver power with age, so underperformance in our automated test is the surest sign that your battery may be at the end of its life and need replacement.
If the results of your battery test show reduced voltage or cold cranking amperage we may suggest a replacement, which we can typically perform for you on the same day.
Batteries typically last between 3-5 years, depending greatly on driving conditions and your use of the vehicle's electrical system. There are many possible symptoms that indicate your battery has gone bad, including:
- Slow engine cranking when starting the car.
- The Check Engine Light appears on the dashboard.
- A "rotten eggs" smell that emanates from the battery.
- Severe corrosion on the battery terminals due to a fluid leak.
- Low voltage or cold cranking amperage, as measured by a battery analyzer.
With our Battery Replacement service, our technicians replace your old battery with a new battery, per manufacturer recommendations. We also clean your battery terminal ends and check the charging system to ensure it's working correctly.