A working car battery is vital in order to start a vehicle. Once started, the battery is also needed to store energy created by the alternator. The energy can be used to power various electrical components with the engine turned off. However, batteries have a limited lifespan. Most are equipped with a label that enables vehicle owners to designate the date when first purchased. In this way, you know when the battery needs replaced. Toward the end of their life, batteries may begin faltering. The problem is typically noticeable when cold weather strikes.

Prevent having vehicle starting problems in the winter by checking the battery in the summer or fall. Pay attention to the battery posts and cable connections. These areas often become corroded, which interferes with the flow of current. Come see us. Our Salem Ford service technicians are happy to check your electrical system for you.

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