Strategic Battery Maintenance Prevents Engine Problems

During an automotive preventative maintenance routine, you must check many components. However, one of the most important items that requires your attention is the battery. If it drains, your car won't start, and key systems in the cabin won't function. To maintain a charged battery, you'll need to run tests using a multimeter.

When you test a battery with a multimeter, you should get a reading of 12.6 or higher. If the voltage is lower, the battery isn't totally charged. The reading will be slightly different if you use a multimeter while your car's engine is running. Depending on the engine type, the reading may range between 13.7 volts to 14.7 volts. If you're unable to use a battery tester, you can perform an inspection by activating the vehicle's headlights. While they're shining, observe the intensity of the beams. If the lights are dim, the battery needs be to charged.

In some cases, a battery may require professional maintenance. When this happens, you can service your equipment at Patterson Honda.

 

 

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