Five Signs That You Have a Failing Car Battery

If you're able to identify the signs of a failing car battery, you'll be equipped to take action. Getting your battery issue fixed quickly can keep you from getting stuck on the side of the road powerless and needing assistance.

Look for these five warnings signs of a failing car battery:

1. A strange odor is coming from battery compartment or a swollen battery casing.

2. The headlights are very dim after the car's first started.

3. The car horn's volume is a lot lower than it normally is.

4. The engine has difficulty cranking over when you try to start it first thing in the morning.

5. The interior lights flicker when the car's on, and the check engine light stays lit on the instrument panel.

Now that you know what to look for, keep an eye on your battery. If you suspect something's wrong, come on down to Donley Ford in Shelby, OH. Our service center can identify the problem, replace your battery if necessary, and help you take care of any other maintenance issues you have.

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