Nissan Battery & Electrical Services near Boston MA
Battery and Electrical Services for Nissan Vehicles
One of the key parts of any vehicle is the battery. Your car will not function if the battery is not in working condition. This means your vehicle will not start, there will be no Radio/Pandora/Bluetooth, the A/C will not work, and much more.
CAR BATTERY LIFE
Your battery’s life can range from three to five years depending on the grade of battery. Even though your old battery still may be working, it still could cause damage over time if not replaced. Battery life is also dependent on the drivers habits. Short trips (under 20 minutes) and long periods of inactivity will significantly shorten the life of a battery.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BATTERY IS OLD?
You may find a four or five digit code on your battery. The first code is the key to knowing the battery’s manufactured date. For example, A for January, B for February, etc. Ask your service technician for help if you are unsure.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY BATTERY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED?
- Slow Engine Cranks
When your engine is turning over but takes more effort to start, this could mean your battery is close to needing replacing.
- No Lights
Your battery powers all lights and accessories in your car, especially while the car is not running. If your vehicle’s lights are dim, or completely not working, this could be an indication of your battery’s life coming to and end.
- Starts fine, but next time it does not
Even though you’re able start your engine, you will need to check your alternator, accessory lights, fuses, radio, alarm and all other equipment. In certain conditions, your vehicle may still start even with a battery issue. However, you may notice certain parts of your vehicle may not be working properly.
- The Battery Case is Swollen
If your battery casing looks swollen larger than normal, it is a sign that the end of the battery life is near and it should be replaced as soon as possible. You don’t want to risk further damage to your vehicle and possible leaking of battery acids.
If there is a smell rotten eggs (sulfur odor) around the battery, your battery may be leaking acid.
If your battery is more than three years old, you should start to expect your battery is near the end of its life.
Testing your car’s battery
If you think your battery needs replacing you can bring it to Quirk Nissan for a test. We will run a full diagnostic and provide you with recommendations. If your battery needs replacing we will help you choose the best battery for your vehicle.
Check Engine Light
Your vehicle’s check engine light will illuminate warning you about many issues. It could be as simple as a fault with a vacuum hose or a more in depth problem such as a malfunctioning catalytic converter. The best way to diagnose an issue is to either use a OBD code reader, or bring it into one of our dealerships and we can test it for you. Sometimes the check engine light will turn off after some time, but this does not mean problem has been resolved. In order to maintain a safe and well functioning vehicle, it’s best to resolve these issues sooner than later in order to avoid other complications and further costly repairs.