Damage can happen if you or your buddy who doesn’t know what they are doing tries to jump start your vehicle and doesn’t know what they are doing. If your car battery is dead, make sure you call Limitless towing first and we’ll be glad to help you get you on your way – without damage to your car.
How Long Should A Car Battery Last?
Generally car batteries last 3 – 4 years. Some cars will get up to 5 or 6 years out of battery. All batteries have a date on the top of them, so check that date and that should tell you if it says 3 or 4 years ago, it’s time to go purchase a new one. You may want to even have one on hand, because of course when your battery dies it’ll be at an inconvenient location, in an inconvenient time.
Weak Battery Signs
You may have a battery problem if the starter motor cranks the engine slowly or the Battery/Charging warning lamp illuminates on the dashboard. In older models, dim incandescent headlights, particularly when the car is idling, indicates a weak battery.
Not All Batteries Are Not The Same Size
You’ll need to know the make and model of your vehicle in order to get a replacement battery. You’ll also need to pay attention to which side the cables hook up to your old battery, make sure it’s in the same location on the new battery.
Where You Live Affects Your Battery
Cold winters are hard on batteries, just like they are hard on all parts of a working vehicle. In fact, when the temperature is below 32 degrees, car batteries lose 35% of their strength. Last but not least, the amount of technology in your car can drain your battery. In order to start, seat warmers, headlights, radios and electronic device chargers all need power from the battery. An older battery that is already struggling to hold a charge can be overwhelmed and fail. If you suspect this is happening, unplug everything and turn everything off, this may delay the battery going bad as quickly, or at least allow you to get to a place where you can replace it.
Who Do I Call If I Just Need A Jump?
If you need a jumpstart, we’ll have you back on the road in 20 mins or less. Quick, safe, and free of damage. We can jumpstart any Hybrid Vehicle as well, just let our dispatch know. Call us, and we’ll be try to arrive promptly and work as safely and quickly as possible to get you back on your way. Our phone number is 847-851-4400, and it’s available 24/7.