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Batteries in Pottstown, PA
United Tire & Service has quality Pottstown, PA auto repair services and batteries that are quickly installed inside your automobile at competitive prices! Your vehicle's battery is vital to start your engine. It also stores energy produced by the generator and operates the secondary electric systems such as your lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and additional electrical components in your automobile. Your vehicle's electric system powers everything from the ignition and gas systems to accessories such as your radio, front lights, and wipers. The electrical system is consequently, powered by the engine.
Tips for Automotive Battery Care Pottstown, PA
One day you go out to the garage or to the parking lot after work, you try to start your car and it turns over too slowly to start, followed by the discouraging “click…click…click” that means that you’re just stuck. Your best hope is to find someone with a pair of jumper cables who’s nice enough to give you a jump. Frustrating!
It’s just a fact that even the best automotive batteries will only last for about four or five years before they start to weaken. Any battery that can be recharged (like the one in your phone or laptop) will only go through so many charge/discharge cycles before it degrades and can no longer hold a deep charge.
Following a few simple battery maintenance tips can help extend the life of your battery, and we’ll be happy to help you with them. At United tire & Service in Pottstown, PA, our battery service includes:
- Removing corrosion by cleaning the battery posts, cables, and cable clamps. Battery corrosion is a fluffy, greenish-white deposit that, if left too long, can prevent the battery from receiving or delivering a charge.
- Tightening the cables and clamps
- Testing the battery for reserve cranking amperage
- Testing the alternator for charging output
- Checking the serpentine drive belt for the alternator
The automotive battery hasn’t really changed much for a very long time. Just like decades ago, it relies on an electrochemical process, with lead plates that serve as anodes and cathodes and a hydrochloric acid solution that serves as the electrolyte. There are six cells wired in series; each cell puts out roughly two volts and they total up to a little over twelve volts.
United Tire & Service does Battery Replacement in Pottstown, PA
Extreme heat and cold tend to put a lot of stress on a battery, and many batteries don’t even last through their entire warranty phase. If you suspect your battery is starting to weaken, or if you just need some battery maintenance done, give us a call at United Tire & Service in Pottstown, PA. We stock premium brand batteries for practically any vehicle on the road today; we’ll test your system and battery and make you a great deal on a new battery if needed. Don’t get stuck somewhere!
Contact us today to book your next battery replacement or other Pottstown, PA auto repair service. United Tire & Service is thrilled to be your local car services center and provider of Pottstown, PA tires.