Car Battery Service & Replacement in Lakewood, WA
Your car’s battery is essential to its operation. You may know this if you’ve ever got in your car to start your day, turned the key in your ignition, and noticed with some dismay that your car didn’t start. If that’s just happened to you, you’re probably looking for a car battery replacement,
If you’ve been searching, “Car battery change near Lakewood”, “Auto battery repair”, “Car battery replacement Washington”, or something similar, we can help. Car Smart Auto Service offers a number of battery-related services. This article looks at what your car battery does, and what you should know when replacing it.
“Can I get my car’s battery changed near Lakewood, WA?”
Of course, you can! Just come to the Car Smart Auto Service. We’re happy to provide vehicle battery replacements and repairs to drivers in the Lakewood are of Washington. But when replacing a battery, should you choose a version of the same one you’re replacing? Or something new? It’s up to you, but there are certain criteria for which you should look when choosing a new car battery.
Invest in a good battery.
Obviously, drivers don’t want to have to pay a lot of money for a car battery but getting the cheapest option may cost you more in the long run. Batteries with great capacity, battery life, and length of battery warranty typically cost more. But if you get better performance and battery longevity out of it, it’s likely a good trade off.
What to look for in a new car battery.
A good battery for your vehicle is one that:
- Sits flush in the battery tray. If your battery doesn’t fit properly, it’s likely to get damaged from excess vibration.
- Meets or exceeds the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) rating recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
- Has enough Reserve Capacity (RC). The RC determines how long electrical accessories can run while preserving enough power to start your engine.
- Provides the most capacity possible. This is especially important for driving in the extreme cold. The more the temperature dips below freezing, the less effective a battery’s performance usually is. For example, if a battery operates at 100% of its cranking power at 80ºF, by the time the temperature drops down to -0ºF, it will have lost about 40% of its power. Even if it was fully charged.
Important battery information
Today’s automobiles are significantly more advanced than ever before. But even though vehicles are more efficient today, they’re also a lot harder on their batteries. This is largely due to the high number of internal systems in modern vehicles. That’s why it’s prudent to schedule routine battery maintenance to inspect your battery and your vehicle’s electronic functions. Keep in mind, too, that summer can be very tough on batteries, because of the external heat, use of air conditioning, and stressful conditions for engines.
Contact Car Smart Auto Service for battery replacement and service near you in Lakewood, WA
You don’t need to keep searching for a car battery change near you if you’re in or near Lakewood. Just come to Car Smart Auto Service and we can change your battery for you. We have vehicle batteries for SUVs, trucks, vans, and passenger cars.
To learn more about car batteries, or about our other services and products, please contact us via our website or call 253-735-3349