Frequently Asked Questions about Chevy Battery Service

Service technician inspects a car battery

One of the most common parts of Chevy service that we receive questions about is battery maintenance. No one wants to be stranded with an exhausted battery, so the team at our Chevrolet dealership serving Dallas, TX has assembled this collection of frequently asked questions about this critical car component.

How Does a Car Battery Work?

Most car batteries function through a complex reaction that transforms chemical energy into electrical energy. Lead plates suspended in sulfuric acid catalyze electricity, which starts the engine of your Chevrolet Spark and other vehicles while supplying power to your car’s lights, radio, and other minor electrical systems.

How Long Does a Car Battery Last?

Unfortunately, there’s no single answer to this. The life of your car battery will depend upon numerous factors, including the battery’s quality, your driving habits, and ambient driving conditions among others. When you schedule your battery service with us, be sure to ask if your battery needs a charge or a replacement, and our skilled technicians will be happy to assist you!

Chevy Battery Tip: Get a Jump on Things

We always advise drivers in our community to carry a set of jumper cables with them in the event that their battery dies. While not a long-term solution, a jumpstart will give you enough power to reach our service center for repair.

What is Involved in Standard Battery Service?

Battery service typically starts with a visual and mechanical inspection of the battery in your Chevrolet car. Our technicians will be able to quickly identify and repair any loose connections, corrosion, or frayed wires if needed. We’ll also be able to conduct a load test, which helps tell us about the condition of the lead plates inside your battery.

If your battery is nearing the end of its life, we’ll be able to remove and replace the battery with a new model that will restore all of your car’s electrical vigor.

Is It Safe to Perform Battery Service on My Own?

We never recommend that drivers perform their own battery service on their cars. High-voltage systems in your vehicle can be exceedingly dangerous if mishandled, and for that reason, it’s always best to trust the experienced technicians at our service center.

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Schedule Your Battery Service Today

If it’s time for your regular battery service or you’re concerned that your car isn’t performing as well as it used to, our team of skilled and knowledgeable technicians is on hand and ready to help. Visit us online or give us a call at Moritz Chevrolet to schedule your service appointment today!