As the weather warms, many of us have our sights on the road ahead. Research shows that driving is still the preferred method of travel right now. Whether your summer travel plans include new destinations or familiar landmarks, there are certain things to consider when planning a successful adventure.
Our experts have put together a list of tips to make your road trip memorable, in the best way!
Is Your Car Battery Losing Its Spark?
As temperatures rise, your car battery’s power may go down. And if your vehicle has been sitting dormant for an extended period, it may need some TLC. Driving your vehicle for at least 30 minutes per week, preferably on the highway without stop-and-go traffic, gives it a good workout.
Look for these signs that your battery is on the decline. By putting in preventative maintenance now, you can avoid a big headache and a lot of frustration later.
If you’re greeted with the unpleasant smell of rotten eggs when starting your car, it’s a warning sign your battery is on the fritz. The battery is likely old or sulphated, meaning you’re headed for a breakdown.
What’s My Age Again?
When things age, they move a bit slower – a car battery is no different. Car batteries last on average for three to six years. However, frigid temperatures, excessive heat, and infrequent use can speed up this process.
Appearances matter when it comes to a car battery. If you notice the case is cracked or bulging, it’s time to call in a CAA Battery Service Technician.
If certain car accessories fail or perform in a reduced capacity, get your car battery checked. You may also notice that headlights or interior lights are dim or flickering as your battery nears the end of its life.
The CAA Mobile Battery Service Program
Schedule a battery test with the CAA Mobile Battery Service Program. A Technician comes to you to test your battery and replace it onsite if needed. Your old battery is also safely and responsibly recycled. And the best part? You get to avoid sitting in a crowded repair shop.
With a CAA car battery, you also receive one of the best warranties in the industry: a 6-year warranty which covers a 3-year free replacement, plus a 3-year discount period. That way, you’ll be enjoying summer fun, instead of singing summertime blues.
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