Schedule Jeep® Battery Service in Thousand Oaks

March 25th, 2022 by

Scheduling regular Jeep® service and inspections can go a long way to keeping your vehicle safe and reliable on every ride. And that’s where Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM & FIAT can help.

We provide a comprehensive menu of service tasks and upgrades. We’re also sharing what Thousand Oaks drivers need to know about how to recognize damage or wear to essential Jeep parts, like the battery, so they can schedule service right away.

Signs Your Battery Needs Service

Most car batteries will need to be replaced between three to five years, but the longevity of your battery depends a lot on the vehicle’s environment and what kind of driving you do. That’s why it’s important to be able to recognize signs of battery wear or damage in your Jeep vehicle, including some of the following:

  • The Vehicle Can’t Turn Over: The battery is a key component in the car’s starting system, so if your car is struggling to turn over, the battery may be the cause. Look for the tell-tale ticking sound that accompanies a failed turn-over.
  • The Interior Lights Are Dim: Batteries power the interior accessories like the lights and the entertainment system. If you notice dim lights or a quiet radio, the battery might need service.
  • You Smell Sulfur: If a battery corrodes, it begins to leak acid, which is why you may smell a sulfur scent when it’s time for a new battery. It’s more commonly recognized as the smell of rotten eggs.
  • You Notice Obvious Corrosion: If you suspect your battery may need service, pop open the hood. Leaking battery acid, corroded terminals, or a bulging battery case are all signs that your new Jeep vehicle’s battery needs service or replacement.

Order a new Jeep battery and schedule battery service right here at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM & FIAT in Thousand Oaks, and get your car back on the road today.

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