You turn the key and hear only a click sound. Or the lights come on but nothing else happens. First, make sure the shifter is fully in Park and try again. If that doesn't work, it may be your starter. Don't panic. Big O Tires has you covered. We'll bench test your vehicle's starter motor and replace as necessary.
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Most car batteries last about five years. A battery may last shorter or longer, depending on the way you drive, the weather and other factors. If your battery is 3 to 5 years old, it’s a good idea to test it.
Some newer batteries have buttons that change color to show you when the battery is low. Slow cranking—when it seems like your car is straining to get started—is another sign that the battery is worn.
Yes, they all wear out and need to be replaced over time.
Auto makers use warning lights to alert you to problems.