Categories for Car Batteries

New Batteries in Old Cars

August 1, 2019 1:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

No battery can last forever—at some point, your car’s battery is going to need to be replaced. Car batteries usually last up to five years, but if you live in a hot climate like Houston’s, their lifespan may be as little as three years. Although your car is turned off and parked, its computer systems still feed off the battery, creating a small but constant drain. If you’ve over- or under-charged your battery, that can deplete it as well. Even excessive vibration can shorten its lifespan! Ideally, you should replace your car battery before it completely loses power, but we... View Article

How to Jumpstart Car Batteries in Houston, TX the Right Way

November 8, 2018 7:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Jumpstarting a car battery may seam like a straightforward process. It can be. Many people are familiar with the steps necessary and have jumpstarted a car at some point. However, many people do not know the proper procedures for jumping car batteries in Houston, TX. When jumpstarting is done improperly, the people involved risk personal injury as well as damage to the vehicles. To avoid these dangers, use the following guide for jumpstarting car batteries in Houston, TX: Arrange the vehicles: Park the functioning vehicle so that it is facing the other car. If possible, arrange the cars about 18... View Article

What is the Difference Between Cold Crank Rating and Reserve Rating in Car Batteries in Houston, TX?

September 13, 2018 5:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Batteries were first invented in the 19th century and they have been featured heavily in a wide range of commercial, automotive, industrial and residential products and applications ever since. Modern batteries are capable of delivering incredible amounts of energy and are designed for optimum longevity, durability and performance. Durable, long-lasting batteries are especially important when it comes to automotive applications. Car batteries must deliver consistent performance regardless of extreme weather conditions and other circumstances. You might have heard about cold crank ratings and reserve ratings before, but it’s important that you understand the difference between these two ratings so that... View Article

How Often Should Car Batteries in Houston, TX Be Replaced? Warning Signs to Watch For

February 28, 2018 7:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Replacing a car battery is simple enough that many vehicle owners can do it themselves. But do you know how often car batteries in Houston, TX should be replaced? Ideally, you want to replace your battery before it completely runs out of juice, and you especially don’t want it to die in the middle of rush hour at a stoplight or on a deserted road at night. The following are some warning signs that you need a new battery: Slow engine crank: Putting the key in your car’s ignition and turning it sends a signal to the engine to start.... View Article

Why Is It Dangerous to Have a Corroded Battery?

February 7, 2018 6:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our last blog post, we talked about the most common causes of battery terminal corrosion, where the hydrogen gas normally released from battery acid is released at a too-high rate due to an overcharged or undercharged battery and begins to corrode the positive or negative battery terminals under your hood, ultimately requiring battery service in Houston, TX. While a small amount of corrosion is considered normal and can be cleaned away, an excess of buildup is a symptom of a problem with your charging system—whether it’s a cell, the alternator or something else—that will only get worse with time,... View Article