A well-maintained battery gives you peace of mind, whether you're out on the road or the weather turns cold. Does your battery keep running down? Does it start slowly? Or does the temperature impact how well your car starts? It takes an expert to diagnose the starting and charging systems in your vehicle. Take your car, truck or SUV to AAMCO for a starting and charging system diagnosis and our free Multi-Point Inspection.
An AAMCO technician will inspect the battery connections, the hardware, the condition of the case, the electrolyte level (where applicable), and the battery load (its ability to perform its function). The technician inspects the alternator belts, brackets and connections, and tests voltage and current. Finally, the starter is inspected for proper connections and mounting, and is tested to see how much electrical power is required to turn over the engine when the engine is cranked.
Based on this expert inspection, your AAMCO center will recommend the service that's right for you and replace only the needed components.
Unlike other components in your car or truck, the battery does not give warning signs when it is near failure. A battery aged three or more years is a good candidate for replacement. Please refer to your owner’s manual for factory recommended maintenance intervals for your specific vehicle.