If you want to make sure your car or truck is always prepared for long road trips and the cold winter season, you need to make sure it's got a healthy battery. Unfortunately, batteries wear out with time, just like all the other parts of your car do. Before you take your vehicle out on a long road trip or haven't been to a mechanic in a while, you need to have someone check out your battery. The excellent news about batteries is that they're relatively easy to inspect and replace. However, it is vital to make sure you get the right battery for your car, especially if you want it to last. If you're in the Sherwood Park area, Sherwood Ford is the best choice when it comes to battery services. Whether you need a battery test or a new battery, we're here to help.
Every time you go to start your car up, you're relying on power from the battery to get the engine going. Usually, this battery will be charged by the alternator, so it will have plenty of charges to start your car. However, that's not the case if your battery or alternator is terrible. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that it's just something you have to deal with at a certain point.
Since batteries tend to go bad over time, it's good to have yours inspected regularly. A battery test can tell you whether your battery is providing enough power to the car and when it's time to replace it. In most cases, a battery will need to be replaced every three to five years or so.
One service that you should have done regularly is a battery test and inspection. With our complimentary* diagnostic battery inspection/testing, a technician will test how well your battery is operating to determine if it is responsive and competent enough to power your vehicle. It would be ideal if you asked for a battery inspection whenever you have another service, such as an oil change. Also, if you notice that your vehicle is struggling to turn over, you should immediately see if the battery needs to be replaced by getting it inspected.
*Applies only to standard vehicle batteries. Does not include oversized vehicles, hybrid or battery electric vehicles. Subject to availability of Service Technician to perform complimentary battery diagnostic testing.
If your old battery is not working after a charge or appears corroded, it is usually a sign that you need a new one. And, eventually, all cars are going to need a new battery. When you have your battery replaced, our technician will remove and discard the prior battery and install a new one that is ideal for your vehicle.
If you care about your Ford car or truck, you need to make sure you're inspecting and testing it regularly. The best way to do this is to work with a mechanic or dealership to create a maintenance schedule. For drivers who want to make sure a lousy battery is never the cause of being stranded on the road, Sherwood Ford is the way to go. We only use OEM parts and certified mechanics, which means you get quality work every time you bring your car or truck to us. Sherwood Ford also has you covered when it comes to more difficult maintenance and repairs. Whether you need a new set of tires, a tune-up or a new battery for your car, we're the best place to go if you live in the Edmonton area.