The term “maintenance-free” can be a misleading term in relation to car batteries, because these batteries do require some attention to keep them clean and efficient. It is really important to have your vehicle battery checked by a FCA-trained technician regularly. A battery check includes examining cable connections for cleanliness and tightness. As you can guess, if the connection grows loose or starts to crust over enough, it can result in your vehicle electrical flow shutting off entirely and leave you thinking you have dead battery. High temperatures also reduce the efficiency at which a battery Is recharged.
Batteries Wear Down Over Time
Winter drive conditions frequently require the use of your car’s heater and wipers for extended periods while driving at slow speeds. This additional load requires the charging system to work properly so that it is sufficiently charges the battery for the next time you start your car’s engine. For this reason, your service technician should also check your batteries charging system and voltage regulator, and inspect your vehicle’s alternator to ensure that all components are operating properly.