How to Know if Your Car Battery Needs to be Replaced


Having a car battery die on you is a miserable experience. Nobody likes being stranded in an unfamiliar place, and often these instances occur with seemingly no warning.

There are warning signs, though, and eagle-eyed Fields Motorcars customers can pay close attention to certain things to ensure that they aren’t the ones stuck on the side of the road with a luxury car that won’t start.

First and foremost, do not ignore the “check battery” light should it pop up on your dashboard. That’s the first and most obvious sign that something that could be wrong.

Even if that doesn’t pop up, there are other ways to know that your car battery may be on its last legs. For example, if the electrical components to your vehicle stop working properly, it could mean your battery is juicing out. Your windshield wipers, power windows, and even your radio are electrical in nature. If those features are acting odd, it could be because of an old battery.

Sometimes, you can tell an engine is dying because it doesn’t turn over as quickly as usual when you go to start it. Slow engine crank can be a sign of a battery dying, too.

Finally, consider the age of your battery. If you haven’t replaced it in four or five years, it’s probably time to replace it preemptively anyway, just to make sure you don’t have to wait for some of these other issues to occur.

Any Mercedes-Benz model for sale at our facility is sure to be a high-functioning, strong-performing luxury automobile, but all batteries die eventually—even those in the most lavish of cars. We want Plant City, FL customers to watch out for these warning signs so they don’t end up stranded on the side of the road in a situation that could have been prevented entirely!

Categories: Parts, Service
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