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Indicators Your Car’s Battery May Be on the Way Out

Whenever you’re looking for a new Porsche car for sale, we hope you’ll visit our Indianapolis, IN Porsche dealership on East 96th Street. We have a generous inventory of the latest Porsche vehicles and we’ll be happy to help you find the luxury car of your dreams.

While Tom Wood Porsche is your source for new Porsche automobiles, our Porsche dealership is also a resource you can trust when you have a question about a car. Many drivers, particularly new motorists, ask us for tips about how they can tell their battery is about to die before it actually fails. Because this is such a frequent question, we decided to put together a list of common signs that a car battery is about to fail.

Here are some strong indicators that you may have to replace your vehicle’s battery sooner rather than later:

  • Strange Smell Under the Hood: A car battery may vent gas under certain circumstances, such as when it’s overcharged or has an internal short. When this happens, you’ll often notice a smell that’s reminiscent of rotten eggs. If you notice a strange smell under the hood, it’s imperative that you have your battery checked as soon as possible. Even if you don’t need a new battery, the sulfuric acid released by your battery can damage parts of your engine, causing big, possibly expensive problems.
  • Engine Is Slow to Crank: If your engine doesn’t turn over as quickly as it used to when you start your car, it’s an indication that your battery is getting ready to fail.
  • Dashboard Warning Light Is Illuminated: If your battery’s dashboard warning light is illuminated, it’s a sure sign that you might need a new battery.

If you’ve noticed any of the indicators mentioned above, make an appointment to bring your car into our Porsche service center near Westfield, IN now.

Date Posted: March 17, 2018