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Austin Locations

Automotive Repair in North Austin on Research Blvd
North Austin

12990 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78750

(512) 842-4385

Austin Auto Repair on Research Blvd in North Austin
North Austin

8405 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

(512) 580-7165

Auto Tuning and Auto Repair Parmer Lane in Austin, Texas
North Austin

1607 West Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727

(512) 710-0636

South Austin Auto Repair on South Lamar in Austin, Texas
Austin

1303 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

(512) 645-1618

Southwest Austin Auto Repair on William Cannon
South Austin

1417 W. William Cannon Blvd
Austin, TX 78745

(512) 645-2147

Surrounding Area Locations

Central Texas Auto Repair in Buda at 118 Trademark Drive
Buda

118 Trademark Dr
Buda, TX 78610

(512) 456-9087

Cedar Park Auto Tuning and Central Texas Auto Repair
Cedar Park

1915 South Bell Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613

(512) 645-2074

Central Texas Auto Mechanic in Dripping Springs
Dripping Springs

3996 E. HWY 290 West
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

(512) 829-3117

Hutto Car Repair Auto Repair Auto Tuning Auto Mechanic
Hutto

103 Venture Blvd
Hutto, TX 78634

(512) 598-0769

Hill Country and Lakeway Auto Repair and Maintenance
Lakeway

303 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734

(512) 456-3840

Auto Repair Auto Tuning Car Mechanic Round Rock
Round Rock

1800 South IH 35
Round Rock, TX 78681

(512) 580-7203

Signs You Need A New Car Battery

woman next to car with dead battery
Car batteries have a shelf life, just as all parts do in our vehicles. The life of the battery can slowly diminish, but there are times when it suddenly stops working and you’re left stranded. Nothing can ruin your day faster than a dead car battery completely stopping you in your tracks. Here are the signs to watch for so that you know it’s time for a new car battery.

1. You’ve had to jumpstart it more frequently.
We’ve all had those moments when you walk out to your vehicle in the morning to drive to work or walk out of the office afterward to see that you’ve left the lights on. You hope in the back of your mind that the car will start but you’re freaking out inside that you know it won’t. And sure enough, you search the parking lot for a good Samaritan to give you a jump. This won’t cause you to need a new battery. If you have to jumpstart your vehicle more than three times in a week then it IS time to purchase a new battery.

2. Your engine cranks but doesn’t start.
If the engine cranks or turns over, but fails to start, then most likely you need a new battery for your vehicle. Hopefully, the issue is due to the battery, but in other cases it can be the starter. If the car is cranking strongly, then more likely it’s the battery that needs to be replaced.

3. Starts up fine one day and then the next day there are problems.
If this is the case, check to make sure that the terminals aren’t loose, broken, or corroded. If there is nothing wrong with the terminals, it’s probably time for you to replace the battery. If you are unsure of how to check, Austin’s Automotive Specialists can help you diagnose battery issues or determine if there is another problem that will require automotive repair.

4. No crank and everything is dead.
When you are starting up your vehicle and there is no crank, no start, and no lights then you’ve got a dead battery on your hands. The car battery is the source of power for the lights and all accessories in your vehicle. If everything is dead, then it’s time to call a friend to pick you up and take you to buy a new battery.

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