There is nothing worse than coming out to your car just to find a dead battery. Florida is very tough on batteries, and we get somewhere between 3 and 5 years life expectancy. We have seen many cases that it was even shorter!
It is a common misconception that you will have plenty of warning your battery is about to fail. While this is true in some cases, in others there is no warning at all. Having us inspect your battery routinely will prevent failure out on the road.
Common symptoms and qualities of a failing battery include:
Here at JB Auto Works we exclusively sell Interstate Batteries. These batteries are the number one replacement battery in the country since 1965, and are backed by 5+ years of warranty you can take advantage of Nationwide. These products have been proven time and time again to be the most durable replacement for your vehicle. We always have a wide variety of batteries in stock for quick replacements whenever you need it.
We only install batteries that meet the manufacturers specification and size for each vehicle. Testing of batteries and charging systems are always complimentary and do not require an appointment!
If you are consistently experiencing a dead battery, there could be an excessive draw on the system. Unfortunately, the problem may not be as obvious as a light left on. Any electrical component in the vehicle can be suspect. Our technicians will locate the source of the draw using various procedures and get it repaired!
Alternators and Starters
Alternators, starters, and batteries all work together to achieve a common goal: start and keep the engine running. Some of the symptoms of a failing alternator and starter are similar to that of a bad battery including a battery symbol illuminating on the dashboard.
Your alternator is responsible for two important tasks involved in powering your vehicle. First, it recharges your battery while your car is running, and second, it also works with your battery to operate electrical components, such as headlights, windshield wipers, air conditioning, and more. A damaged alternator can cause erratic electrical functions or prevent your engine from running.
Your starter is what cranks your engine over. When a starter isn’t working properly, the engine may start with difficulty, or won’t start at all. A common symptom is a loud single ‘click’, and nothing more. Starter issues may stem from both electrical or mechanical failure.
Modern vehicles are demanding much more from batteries and the charging system with increased electronics. This makes it even more critical for you to frequently have these systems inspected.
Our trained technicians will be able to properly diagnose any issue you may be having with these systems and get you back on the road safely, efficiently, and at the best price!