Most drivers will probably have to replace the battery in their car once or twice during the life of their vehicle, either because it gets old or worn out from repeated charging and discharging.
There are a lot of brands on the market, but at Milito’s Auto Repair we choose Interstate batteries — here’s why.
What does the battery do?
Most drivers will probably have to replace the battery in their car once or twice during the life of their vehicle, either because it gets old or worn out from repeated charging and discharging. But what exactly does a car battery do?
The battery is the heart and soul of your vehicle, providing the jolt of electricity needed to power all the electrical components in your vehicle. Technically speaking, a chemical reaction puts your car in action. Then it’s the job of your battery to convert that chemical energy into the electrical energy needed to power your car, delivering voltage to the starter.
Not only does your battery provide the energy required to start your car, it also keeps your engine running by stabilizing the voltage. The average battery will last 3 to 5 years, but factors like your driving habits and exposure to extreme elements can shorten the lifespan.
Signs you need a new battery
There are certain things you should look for that might indicate you’re in need of a new battery.
Slow engine crank: You’ll notice that when you try to start your car, the engine is sluggish and putting out a “rur rur rur” starting noise.
Check engine light: When your battery power is weak, the check engine light or low coolant lights will often come on.
Low battery fluid level: Most batteries have a translucent casing that allows you to keep an eye on your battery’s fluid level. When it’s low, it’s time to bring it to Milito’s Auto Repair.
Bloated battery case:Excessive heat can cause your battery case to swell, which will decrease your battery life.
Pungent smells: If you notice an odor that’s similar to rotten eggs, that sulfur smell could mean that your battery is leaking, which also causes corrosion around where the + and – cable connections are located.
Why we choose Interstate batteries
When you’re ready to replace your battery, we recommend Interstate batteries. The quality and reliability is in the numbers — they’re the No. 1 automotive replacement battery in America with more than 15 million batteries sold every year.
They’ve been around since 1952, and sold their first 1 million batteries in one year all the way back in 1976. In 1990 they became North America’s No. 1 replacement battery, and they sold their 100 millionth battery in 1994 and their 200 millionth battery in 2003.
In 2006, Interstate launched a new automotive product line with free-replacement warranties of 18, 24 and 30 months. In 2007, auto techs named Interstate “Best Battery” in an independent survey by Frost & Sullivan. Then in 2010, they set a one-month sales record of more than 1.5 million batteries. In 2017, Interstate sold a record 18 million batteries in a single year.
That’s all to say, they’re a quality automotive battery that we proudly supply and install.
Get your battery replaced at Milito’s Auto Repair
When you’re ready to get your battery replaced and for any other service repairs, you can depend on the professionalism and expertise of the crew at Milito’s Auto Repair for all your car care needs. Contact us today!