Wantagh Mazda
Wantagh Mazda Call Us
Wantagh Mazda Get Directions
SALES: (516) 826-7788 SERVICE: (516) 785-0300 PARTS: (516) 785-0300 3180 Sunrise Highway Wantagh, NY 11793
Close

Battery Maintenance

battery-service

Vehicle Information


Services Requested


Contact Information


Comments


Sales Hours

(516) 826-7788
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Service Hours

(516) 785-0300
Monday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Parts Hours

(516) 785-0300
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Why battery service matters

Most drivers don’t think about their car’s battery until they are faced with an unresponsive vehicle. This situation is not only frustrating, but it can lead to unexpected expenses like towing charges and expensive service bills. It’s stressful enough to have a dead battery in your garage at the beginning of your day−imagine the added stress a dead battery causes when you’re out and about, rushing to get to appointments or home.

Why battery maintenance makes a difference

Most drivers don’t think about their car’s battery until they are faced with an unresponsive vehicle. A dead battery can lead to a myriad of unfortunate and frustrating circumstances like:

  • Unexpected towing charges
  • Expensive service bills
  • Wasted time
  • Missed appointments
  • Stress and fear caused by being stranded

Battery care tips

Regular checks and preventative care will keep your battery going strong. According to HowStuffWorks.com writer Josh Peterson, an insulated garage will safeguard your car’s battery from a harsh winter and a battery connection free from grease, oxidation, and dirt will protect its charge. In addition to keeping the connection clean, be sure the battery tray is free from battery acid, advises Peterson. While you’re cleaning, make sure the battery is secure and properly attached.

According to the experts at WikiHow.com, if you have a non-maintenance-free wet-cell battery, you’ll need to check that the water level is adequate every two to three months. The WikiHow experts also recommend that every time your car goes in for an oil change, have the technician check the cell voltage of your battery. In between oil changes, you should have your battery tested at an auto parts store.

How to maintain your battery’s health

Regular checks and preventative care will keep your battery going strong. With these tips from HowStuffWorks.com, your battery will be good to go when you need it.

  • Keep your car in an insulated garage to safeguard the battery from a harsh winter
  • Keep the battery connection free from dirt, grease, and oxidation
  • Keep the battery tray free from battery acid
  • Keep the battery secure and properly attached

The experts at WikiHow.com recommend you:

  • Check that the water level is adequate every two to three months if you have a non-maintenance-free wet-cell battery
  • Have the technician check the cell voltage of your battery every time your car goes in for an oil change
  • Have your battery tested at an auto parts store in-between oil changes

Failing battery warnings

Even though it seems a dead battery comes out of nowhere, there are signs motorists should notice. According to the experts at The Family Handyman, warnings that your battery is losing strength include dim headlights that suddenly perk up when you rev the engine, a slow starter, and a battery that is nearing its expiration service date.

Signs of a low battery

Even though it seems a dead battery comes out of nowhere, there are signs motorists should notice. The experts at The Family Handyman say there are warnings that your battery is losing power, including:

  • Keep your car in an insulated garage to safeguard the battery from a harsh winter
  • Dim headlights that suddenly perk up when you rev the engine
  • Slow starter
  • A battery that is nearing its expiration service date

Dealership Information