We all know that the car battery does not last forever, and without it the car will be unable to work or even to start. When the battery is nearing the end of its useful life, usually there will be plenty of warning signs and clues that, if you pay attention, can prevent a collapse.
Here is a list of key indicators will warn you if it’s time to lift the lid and take a look to see what does not work in there:
Electrical problems: light will come on in the instrument panel when the battery is beginning to fail.
The car does not turn on: A car with a failing battery will struggle to get going because it will not have enough energy to light all engine components. When car doesn’t turn on easily, start your car and check with a Voltmeter the voltage at the battery terminals. If this is below 13 Volts you may have an issue with the alternator or with the regulator (built-in the alternator in newer cars). If this is between 13 -14 Volts, it may be a battery related cause.
Shelf life: While turning the ignition to the start position, warnings such as slower start than normal and the loss or reduction of internal and external lights indicate that the battery is failing.
Keep an eye on your vehicle’s electrical systems, including the fuel injection system, headlights, radio and heating or air conditioning for when these fail it is likely to be due to battery drain.
If you detected one or more indicators, there are pretty chances you may need to change the battery does not work.
Most battery failures are caused by the following common causes:
Usage time: The normal deterioration accompanies the advance of time. The repetition of the charge-discharge cycle slowly wears the active material of the plates until it reaches the point where the surface of the plate to be available to carry out the reaction with the electrolyte, it is not enough to restore the ability full battery.
Poor maintenance & Low electrolyte levels: a permanent condition of low electrolyte levels (caused by the loss of water) causes a rapid deterioration of the active material on top of the plates are not covered by the electrolyte. This condition reduces and eventually ends the ability of the battery to produce the energy required to supply the necessary download. When removing battery covers the electrolyte must be clear. The statement (brown solution) and an unpleasant odor may indicate an undue burden or old battery approaches the end of its service life acid battery is poured because it does not evaporate, which evaporates is distilled water.
Battery related causes: along with a lower electrolyte level, corrosion of the car battery terminal as well as deterioration of led oxide plate of a car battery.
Overload or insufficient load: An excessive load or insufficient supply can cause serious damage to the battery. This applies to both the system of own generation vehicle to emergency external sources such as battery chargers.
Incomplete charging by alternator: it may a major cause to harm the battery and you are supposed to test the charging system as well as the battery. Because if a battery is not getting the required power; it won’t be able to supply enough power to meet demands.