Battery Service in Oklahoma City, OK

Battery service near Oklahoma City

Battery Service at Land Rover Oklahoma City

Your battery is one of the most important components of your Land Rover. Without it, you can’t drive anywhere. Keep your battery performing at its best with regular battery service at Land Rover Oklahoma City.

Understand Why Your Vehicle Won’t Start

When your vehicle won’t even attempt to start and all you hear is the click-click of the ignition, your first thought may be that your battery needs to be replaced. There are actually several things that could be causing your situation.

Your battery is still in good condition, but it has been drained. You may have left the lights on or another accessory. Once you have the vehicle jump started, it will be back as good as new.

Your battery is getting older and needs to be replaced if you require a jump start more than once and you didn’t leave any accessories turned on. You can have your battery tested at the service center at Land Rover Oklahoma City. The technicians will let you know if it’s time for a new battery.

The other issue is in your starter system, but not the battery. There may be another problem that is causing your battery to drain. It could also keep the battery from charging while you’re driving. The service team at Land Rover Oklahoma City will diagnose the issue and make the repairs if this is the case.

Other Parts That Prevent The Vehicle From Starting

The battery is the easiest component to check if your vehicle won’t start. If you find that the battery isn’t the cause of the issue, other components should be checked. The alternator or starter may need to be replaced. The ignition switch or spark plugs may not be getting the signal to where it needs to go. A fuse could be burnt out, which would prevent your engine from starting.

Why The Battery Won’t Hold a Charge

If you must have your vehicle jump started more than once, you probably assume the issue is that your battery needs to be replaced. While this is certainly one of the most common issues, it’s not the only one. There may be several reasons why your battery won’t stay charged.

  • Battery terminals are corroded. Cleaning the corrosion away will allow the connection to occur every time and the engine to start.
  • Something drains the battery. It may be something as simple as a light that doesn’t turn off, such as a door that doesn’t close all the way.
  • Bad alternator. The alternator recharges the battery while the engine is running. If it’s failing, it may not get the battery charged.
  • Defective parts. Other parts may have stopped working, such as the serpentine belt, which will prevent the other components from working correctly to start the engine.

How to Know When to Replace Your Car Battery

Your vehicle will usually warn you when your battery is near the end of its life. It’s important to pay attention to these signs, so you can avoid being stranded at home or somewhere else. Warning signs include:

  • The engine takes longer to turn over before it starts
  • The battery needs to be jumped more often
  • Headlights are dimmer than normal
  • You notice fluctuations in power or with accessories

Before you replace the battery, you’ll want to have the cables and connections checked and cleaned. Corrosion can form around the terminals, which will inhibit the power. If this isn’t the problem and your battery is older, it’s probably time for a replacement.

When you have your battery tested at Land Rover Oklahoma City, the service technician will let you know how much life is left. You can get the battery replaced before it fails to work and start your engine. If your vehicle won’t start, you can remove the battery and bring it in for testing. Our team can check the battery this way, but they won’t be able to check the rest of the charging system to detect any issues.

How Long Does a Battery Last?

How long batteries last depends on the battery itself as well as other factors. Some manufacturers warranty their batteries for three or five years or even longer. However, outside factors can reduce the life of the battery. They can include the following:

  • Hot climates make the battery work harder and liquids inside the battery evaporate faster.
  • Excess vibrations can cause the clamps that hold the battery down to loosen, which can cause the internal parts to break down faster.
  • Jumping your battery results in a shorter lifespan. The more often you have to jump it, the sooner it may need to be replaced.

Caring for your battery according to the owner’s manual can help your battery last longer.

Maintenance and Replacement of the Battery at Land Rover Oklahoma City

Even though most batteries are low maintenance, that doesn’t mean you should completely ignore them. Have your battery checked at least once a year with a service technician. They will inspect the cables and connections and let you know if anything needs to be replaced. They can clean off any corrosion which will help you get a better connection.

The service technician will also test the battery to see how much charge it has left. As your battery’s charge gets lower, the technician will recommend replacing it before you are stranded somewhere.

You can find a wide range of batteries for sale at Land Rover Oklahoma City. Our parts department will show you the available options for your model. They come in a variety of prices to ensure you have an affordable option. Once you select a replacement battery, our team will install it, so you can be on your way.

Keep your Land Rover in optimal performing condition with a quality battery. As you drive around Oklahoma City, Norman, and Edmond, you can feel confident that your battery will provide reliable service to get you where you need to go. Stop in today at Land Rover Oklahoma City to have your battery serviced.