If your car is taking longer to start in the mornings, don’t wait for the worst to happen: head to Vision Nissan Greece for a battery replacement. Our parts store stocks a wide selection of Nissan-approved batteries, and our technicians have plenty of expertise in performing this vital service.
One of the most common signs of a dying battery is a car that’s slower to start. Specifically, if you turn the key or press the ignition button and the engine cranks for longer than usual before starting, the battery may be to blame. But there are other potential signs, as well. If the headlights or interior lights are much dimmer than usual when the engine is not running (even if they’re back to normal when you start the engine), the battery may not be able to supply sufficient power. And if your car, truck, or SUV is unable to start at all, it may be due to a dead battery.
The battery is just one part of the charging system in your Nissan. Another key component is the alternator, which is a generator of sorts. The alternator provides power to all the electric components when your vehicle is running, which is why dim headlights due to a dying battery may only show up when the engine isn’t running. But that’s not all the alternator does: it’s also responsible for recharging the battery when your car is running. While a bad alternator could cause your battery not to get enough charge, there are other possibilities, as well. The battery terminals may have a layer of corrosion that prevents the full amount of power from reaching the battery, or you may be taking trips that are short enough that the battery doesn’t get fully recharged.
If you want to get an idea of your battery’s health, there are some things that you can check on your own. Open the hood and take a look at the terminals. If you see a blue, green, or white substance on the battery terminals, that substance is corrosion. It can make the connections looser, but it’s not always a sign of a bad battery. You can also inspect the battery case to make sure that there are no cracks. Unfortunately, you can’t test how much charge the battery is holding unless you happen to own a multimeter. The good news is that we can do that for you! The multi-point inspection that our technicians perform after every service includes a battery test, and we’ll let you know if the charge is getting low.
When you’re ready for a new car battery, make the Vision Decision and head to Vision Nissan Greece, just a short drive from Irondequoit and Gates Center. Battery replacement is a Nissan Express Service, which means that you don’t have to schedule your appointment. Simply head to the dealership during Express Service hours, and we’ll get you in and out in a flash. If you prefer making an appointment, we have a handy scheduling tool that makes it easy. We look forward to serving you at Vision Nissan Greece!
Vision Nissan Greece, West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY, USA