When you turn the key and the car won’t start, it can turn into a really bad day, even if the problem is something simple like the battery. Whether you have roadside assistance and know someone is on the way or you need to make a call to a friend, it can be embarrassing and a big waste of time to have a battery go bad. Here are a few things people get confused about when it comes to car batteries. Don’t fall for these false statements:
- Misconception 1: You should always let the battery drain completely before you charge it. A completely discharged battery may not recharge. At the very least, draining the battery completely affects its lifespan.
- Misconception 2: I can buy any old battery charger. Battery chargers have different outputs. Using a charger with voltage that is too high for your battery can be dangerous. Unless you know what you are doing, don’t try to charge a car battery on your own.
- Misconception 3: I can refill my battery’s water with tap water. Distilled water is ideal. Tap water may have minerals added to it that shorten your battery’s lifespan.
Protect Yourself from Battery Issues with an Extended Warranty and Roadside Assistance
Vehicle Service Center wants to help you maximize your road time by making repairs affordable and offering roadside assistance as an add-on for our extended warranties. Whether you need jump assistance or a battery boost, you know you’ll be taken care of. Call us today at 1-800-280-6708 to speak with a vehicle protection specialist, or you can request your free quote online.