What Causes A Dead Battery?
Without a battery, your car won’t run. Your car battery provides power to start your vehicle and is a surge protector for the computer system. the battery also powers things like car headlights, stereo, and wipers when the engine is off. When you turn the key or press the ignition button to start your car, it sends a signal to your battery to create a chemical reaction that gives the starter a burst of electrical power to start the engine. Most car batteries are 12 volts. A small decrease in your battery’s capacity can affect your battery’s performance.
What causes a decrease in your car’s battery performance? Several reasons include leaving your lights or leaving on your electrical devices when the vehicle is off or extreme cold or heat. Also, you could have a defective charging system or alternator. Batteries only have a three to five-year life span, so an aging or old battery will not provide the power your car needs to start. If your car battery is three to five years old, it’s time to get a new one. When your car battery is low, and you hear “click, click, click,” or nothing at all, you’re gonna need a fast jump start.
Our team at Bozeman Road Rescue is ready to get your car running. Whether it won’t start because it’s cold or you left your headlights on, you can count on us for affordable roadside assistance services. Need more than a jump start? We provide battery services, towing, and much more to ensure residential and commercial motorists have a trustworthy, knowledgeable resource to turn to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.