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Warning Signs That it’s Time for a New Battery

If you pay close attention to your vehicle, you can tell when maintenance needs to be done. Certain components give off warning signs that an issue is on the horizon. When it comes to your battery, there are several symptoms you may notice. The sooner you act, the less likely you are to be left stranded. Contact your local Southern California vehicle service garage if you experience any of the following.

  • Slow cranking: As you turn the key, you may notice your vehicle cranks over slower than usual. The vehicle may take longer to start, or it may not start at all. Slow cranking is a sign that the battery is struggling to hold a charge. As an alternative, this may also happen if you leave a light or other electronic device on while the car is off.
  • No start: Your car relies on the battery to start. If the battery will not hold a charge after it has been turned off, the vehicle will not start. You may notice that your lights and radio work to some degree, but this is because they take a much smaller amount of energy compared to the starter motor.
  • Poor performance in harsh weather: Extremely hot and cold temperatures are hard on all electronics. New batteries are designed to be able to start under cold conditions, and not overheat when temperatures rise. If you notice slow starts, low battery readings on the dashboard, or other signs of a failing battery just when it is hot or cold outside, this is still reason enough to get the battery checked. At the least, you will have a better idea of how strong your battery is.

Your local experts at Bob Baker Auto Group are happy to provide quick and affordable battery service in Carlsbad, CA. Call or come in today for more information on car maintenance in Southern California. We service all makes and models.

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Monday: 8:30AM 9:00PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM 9:00PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM 9:00PM
Thursday: 8:30AM 9:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM 9:00PM
Saturday: 8:30AM 9:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM 6:00PM


Service Department Hours
Monday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed Closed


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Monday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed Closed

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