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Four Signs You Car Battery Is Dying

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A flat car battery is one of life's greatest annoyances. While an occasional flat battery is no big deal, if there are constant issues, then it may be a sign that your car battery is dying. 

You might have some idea that the car battery is the problem. However, without a proper car service, it might not be possible to diagnose the estate problem. Here are five signs that your car battery could be dying.

1. You Are Constantly Having To Jump Start Your Car.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been driving their cars less, and the less a car is driven, the more likely it is for the car battery to go flat. So a car not starting could simply be because the battery is flat from disuse. However, if you find that you are regularly having to call a friend or roadside assistance for a jump start, then it might be time for a new battery.

2. You Notice Leaking Or Gunk On The Battery

If your car battery has any funky-looking liquids or gunk on it, that is a sign that the battery is leaking. During winter, and in colder parts of the country, car batteries take more power to start, making the risk of battery fluids leaking higher. You don't want to take the risk with a battery leak, so make sure your local car service provider takes a look at it.

3. You Notice Your Headlights Aren't What They Used To Be

This sign can be easy to miss, as not everyone notices the relative dimness of their car headlights, especially if you drive at dusk or dawn. However, if you do notice that your headlights have become dim, the problem could very well be a dying battery. Weak headlines are a safety issue, so get your car in for a car service if you notice this.

4. You Hear A Backfiring Noise

Car backfiring can be caused by several issues, so make sure you get this issue checked out during your car service. One culprit can be a dying or leaking car battery that is causing sparks. A car backfiring can cause damage to your car and can be a safety issue, so don't ignore it.

The above are four signs that your car battery is dying and may need to be replaced. Regular car services can prevent battery problems from becoming a larger issue. Talk to a car service professional today to learn more.