Your Audi's battery has a demanding job. Not only is it tasked with starting the engine, but also running all lights, systems, accessories, and ports. But since it's located out of sight, it's typically out-of-mind until a problem arises. And the effects of a dead battery can range from the minor inconvenience of asking strangers for a jump to the dangerous situation of being caught alone in freezing temperatures. So, it's important to be able to recognize the signs of a strained battery and to know when to have it tested or replaced.

What are the symptoms of poor battery performance?

Besides waiting for an ignition failure while you're out and about in Martinsburg, there are several indicators that can alert you in advance of a potential problem. Bring your vehicle to Audi Frederick if you notice any of these signs:

  • Battery/Check Engine light illumination
  • Sluggish/strained ignition
  • Battery leakage or corroded terminals
  • Swollen battery case
  • Dimming headlights and cabin/accessory lights

When should you test or change your Audi's battery?

Car batteries are pretty resilient, despite their strenuous job, and can last up to five years or more depending on driving style and operating conditions. However, it's recommended that after three years, the battery be tested once or twice annually so that potential issues can be caught ahead of time. As vehicle electronics become more sophisticated, battery replacement becomes less straightforward. But the expert technicians here at Audi Frederick have the experience and equipment necessary to examine your battery for signs of fatigue, replace it with a genuine OEM model if necessary, and perform all factory-required diagnostic procedures.

Convenient Audi Service with Ourisman to Go near Gaithersburg and Hagerstown

If you've observed any of the above symptoms, or if you want to get your battery checked just in case, we welcome you to visit our Audi Frederick service center or schedule an appointment at your convenience. And if you don't have time to come see us, we can arrange to come to you. Simply schedule an at-home service appointment via Ourisman Service to Go. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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