Battery Testing

Service Description
The battery provides the energy to start your motor. It also runs things like the headlights and radio if your motor isn't running. The battery is recharged every time you run the motor. However, car battery life is limited. The average battery life is about 5 years. When it wears out, your battery just won't keep a charge. A dead battery can leave you stranded at the most awkward time, so it's good to have your battery checked regularly.

Included in your service:

  • Electrical System test
  • Remove and recycle old battery
  • Battery terminal cleaning
  • Add protectant washers and spray
  • Install new battery

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