Category: Battery


Need a New Battery? Call Discovery Ford Today

Posted 2017-10-08 03:10:03

Hello Burlington drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Burlington, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.

Your Discovery Ford service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around Burlington, as well as the Ontario climate and durability needs.

Contact Discovery Ford for information on battery replacement.

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Discovery Ford
850 Brant St
Burlington, Ontario L7R 2J5
905.632.8696
http://www.discoveryford.com


Automotive Tips from Discovery Ford: Making a Battery Last Longer

Posted 2017-05-23 08:49:03

One thing all Burlington drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Discovery Ford can help maintain your battery.

Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very harmful to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined.

Also, making sure you have a full charge every month or so extends battery life. Either an extended drive at freeway speeds around the Burlington are or using a battery charger will preserve your battery’s ability to hold a full charge.

Give us a call.

Discovery Ford
850 Brant St
Burlington, Ontario L7R 2J5
905.632.8696
http://www.discoveryford.com


Battery Basics for Burlington

Posted 2015-07-08 12:00:00

It's important for Burlington drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Ontario weather. Most Burlington area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine.

However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. Keeping a full charge slows the process, which is hard with short Burlington trips because the alternator doesn't have time to fully recharge the battery from starting the engine. Burlington drivers can top off the charge with a computer controlled battery charger – say, once a month in the summer and every three months during the winter.

As far as how long a battery will last, statistics show that 70% have given up the ghost within four years. By that time, they aren't capable of taking a full charge like they used to, and your vehicle alternator has to work overtime to keep up. This causes your alternator to wear out early.

If you're pushing 4 to 5 years on your battery, see your friendly and knowledgeable Discovery Ford service assistant for a battery test to see if it's recommended to replace it. Not only can you avoid getting stranded with a dead battery on a Ontario road, but you'll save unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle alternator.

Give us a call.

Discovery Ford
850 Brant St
Burlington, Ontario L7R 2J5
905.632.8696
http://www.discoveryford.com

 


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