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Car Battery Repair

Car Battery Repair Near Thamesford, ON

If you’ve been busy on your search engine of choice entering, “car battery repair near me” or “car battery replacement near me” in Thamesford area of Ontario, we can reasonably assume two things. One: you’ve probably been experiencing battery trouble. And two: you could use the help of Quarrie’s Tire & Auto.

Quarrie’s Tire & Auto Battery Service in Thamesford, ON

At Quarrie’s, we help our clients find the best battery to meet their and their vehicle’s needs. Not all batteries are the same. Some are better for certain vehicles. And some are simply not that great.

When it comes to car batteries, price frequently correlates with battery capacity and battery life, and even the length of a battery’s warranty. But a battery probably shouldn’t just be replaced without having a look around your vehicle. Our technicians can check your battery and the charging system of your vehicle. This can help prevent future battery issues from arising in the first place.

What should you know about car batter replacement?

Replacing a car battery is a relatively simple process. Nevertheless, it helps to know a few things about batteries first so you can make the best choice for your vehicle. When selecting a new battery, we at Quarrie’s Tire & Auto advise you to choose a battery that:

  • Meets or exceeds the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) rating recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
  • Will be held down properly in the battery tray. A proper fit is very important. An ill-fitting battery is likely to get damaged from an excess of vibration.
  • Offers the largest-possible capacity if you drive in the extreme cold. This is important to have when it comes to winters in Thamesford. Batteries are typically less effective the colder it gets. If you plotted a graph with an axis descending from 27ºC to -18ºC and with another axis denoting cranking power, you would see that an atypical battery can lose about 40% of its cranking power over that temperature range. This is even true for batteries that are fully charged.
  • Has a sufficient Reserve Capacity (RC). The RC determines how long the accessories can run while leaving enough power to start the engine.

Today’s modern vehicles are far more efficient than they’ve ever been. However, they’re actually a lot harder on batteries than older vehicles. This is due to the high number of internal systems in contemporary vehicles. If you use a lot of your vehicle’s internal features on a regular basis, it would be wise to schedule regular maintenance to keep your battery and your vehicle’s electronic functions in working order.

Did you know?

While batteries’ cranking power decreases in colder temperatures, warm temperatures are actually harder on batteries. This is due to extra heat that comes from stop-and-go traffic on hot pavement, the use of air conditioning, and stressful conditions for engines. It’s just easier to notice battery problems on those cold winter mornings when you need twice as much voltage to start your engine!

Car Battery Replacement Near Thamesford, ON

Quarrie’s Tire and Auto offer car battery replacement and repair near you in Thamesford, ON. To book an appointment for battery service, please click here. To learn more about our other services and products, please visit our website or call 519-452-1780.

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