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Battery Basics for SNELLVILLE

Battery Basics for SNELLVILLE

It's important for SNELLVILLE drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold GA weather. Most SNELLVILLE area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. Keeping a full charge slows the process, which is hard with short SNELLVILLE trips because the alternator doesn't have time to fully recharge the battery from starting the engine. SNELLVILLE drivers can top off the charge with a computer controlled battery charger – say, once a month in the summer and every three months during the winter.As far as how long a battery will last, statistics show that 70% have given up the ghost within four years. By that time, they aren't capable of taking a full charge like they used ... read more

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Charge It in SNELLVILLE for Extended Battery Life

Charge It in SNELLVILLE for Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our in SNELLVILLE, GA, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out that it's our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs and entertainment computers are keeping vehicle batteries from maintaining a full charge. The longer a battery goes with a low charge, the sooner it'll die.It's clear that you SNELLVILLE drivers need to recharge your batteries. This is the job of the alternator. The problem comes when the car's demand for electricity is high and we are driving in stop and go conditions or short trips around SNELLVILLE. The alternator just can't keep up.The result is shortened battery life. So what can we do to improve our battery's health?We need to keep the battery as close to a full charge as ... read more

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Battery Replacement at Snellville Auto Center in SNELLVILLE

Battery Replacement at Snellville Auto Center in SNELLVILLE

Hello, welcome to Snellville Auto Center. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in SNELLVILLE runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Snellville Auto Center are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in GA, specifically how cold it is. (Many SNELLVILLE drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient when the temperature dips ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Snellville Auto Center: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Snellville Auto Center when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most SNELLVILLE drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your Snellville Auto Center service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for GA drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. Snellville Auto Center3354 HWY 78 WSNELLVILLE, GA 30078(770) 972-3799  

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