Hyundai Car Batteries Available at Zimbrick Hyundai | Madison WI

 

In order to keep your car running smoothly, regular car battery maintenance and service is a must. If you don't know what you're looking for, it's hard to know when you need to bring your car in for a battery check up.

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about when, or if, you need to have your car battery serviced.

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My battery warning light came on, should I be worried?

While this dashboard light may be shaped like a battery, it lights up because the overall car charging system is not working correctly. Since many electronic components affect the charging system, the battery warning light may not have anything to do with the battery at all.

"But doesn't the charging system charge my battery?"

Yes, your charging system directly affects your battery. That said, if the battery warning light comes on, take your car in for service immediately because it won't take long for your battery's power to drain.

When does a car battery need to be changed?

It is important to stay ahead of the game when it comes to long term car battery maintenance because it is impossible to tell when exactly a battery will die. In the case of car batteries, it's better to be safe than sorry.

On average, car batteries can last anywhere from three to six years; however, it is recommended that you err on the side of caution and have it replaced every four years.

Are car battery chargers good?

Having a battery charger on hand in case of an emergency can be a definite plus; however, if you find yourself constantly having to put pep back in your battery's step, it might be time for a check up.

Car batteries can be delicate and potentially dangerous, so it's important to follow the directions closely when using any battery charging tools.

What drains car batteries?

Here's a short list of the top three things that drain car batteries. While some may seem obvious, it may help you in the long run.

  • User error - Leaving the lights on, or not fully closing a car door can cause power to drain from your battery.
  • Parasitic drain - Similarly to apps on your phone, certain components of your car can continue to run when it's off that can potentially drain your battery.
  • Bad charging system - Like we mentioned earlier, your charging system powers your battery, so if it goes, your battery goes.

How can I tell when my car battery might be dying?

Here are four quick ways to tell if it might be time to have your battery looked at:

  • Engine is slow to start
  • Other electrical components (i.e. windows, windshield wipers, etc.) do not function properly
  • Illuminated dashboard battery warning light
  • It's been a few years since you last had the battery changed

Even armed with all of this car battery knowledge, it's normal to have more questions. Feel free to contact one of our helpful staff members or submit an online service request for more information.

At Zimbrick Hyundai, our skilled technicians are committed to providing you and your vehicle with top quality maintenance. Our dealership is conveniently located near Madison, Sun Prairie, Middleton, and DeForest, Wisconsin.

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Zimbrick Hyundai Eastside

5433 Wayne Ter
Directions MADISON, WI 53718

  • Sales: (608) 442-1122
  • Service: (608) 316-8890
  • Parts: (608) 316-8890

Hours

  • Monday 8:30AM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Sunday Closed