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Pocatello Battery Testing & Replacement

If you've ever attempted to start a car with a dead battery, you'll know the sinking feeling that comes with being stranded on the road or stuck at home waiting for road service to arrive. The effects of a dead battery can range from a minor inconvenience to a major disruption. A little planning can prevent your battery from dying. Bring your vehicle to Hirning Buick GMC for Pocatello battery testing & replacement. We'll check your battery's health. If the car needs a new battery, we'll replace it.

Your car's battery produces a chemical reaction that supplies the electricity necessary to start the engine. Initially, it also sends power to the lights, the radio and other accessories. Once the engine starts, the electricity to run the vehicle is supplied by the alternator.

Battery Testing & Replacement in Pocatello

Just like the batteries that power your TV's remote, your car battery has a limited lifespan. When the battery gets weak or dies, it can't produce the electricity needed to start your vehicle. Don't wait for the battery to die before replacing it. When you bring your vehicle for battery testing & replacement in Pocatello, we can inspect the battery and install a new one, if necessary.

Most car batteries last between three and five years. Replacing the battery every three years will help ensure it doesn't die while you're driving. Pay attention to signs of a failing battery, especially if you live in a climate with very hot summers or cold winters. Some symptoms that may indicate it's time to replace the battery include:

  • The engine is slow to start.
  • The battery fluid is leaking.
  • The battery's case looks bloated or damaged.
  • The battery indicator light comes on.

Weather will affect your car battery's life. When the temperature is high, the water inside the battery can evaporate. This will result in lower performance, and it may become difficult to start the car. When the water in the battery evaporates, there's a greater chance that the battery will corrode. Corrosion is the leading cause of leaky and dead car batteries.

Cold weather is another enemy of car batteries. The colder the weather, the harder the battery must work to create the energy needed to start the car. Cold weather also causes the engine oil to thicken, which strains the battery even more.

We experience hot summers and cold winters here in the Pocatello area, so you may have to replace your vehicle's battery more often than once every three years. During a battery inspection, we'll check for corrosion and leaks, inspect the battery case and cables, and make sure the battery is fully charged. You'll find several service specials on our website. Look for discounts on battery service.

Contact Hirning Buick GMC and make an appointment today to have your battery inspected, call us to schedule an appointment or visit our website's Schedule Service page and book your appointment.

Hirning Buick GMC is conveniently located at 509 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello. Check our website for our current operating hours. We look forward to helping you!

 

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed