The battery must be good because the lights come on!
This is a common misconception. The truth is: Sometimes the battery is
Most the the time, however, if you hear a clicking sound when you turn
your ignition key, the battery is failing or has failed, even though the
lights continue to turn on.
Today's batteries are like light bulbs—gone quickly. Additionally,
our summer heat is very hard on batteries.
If you experience this condition, your vehicle will need to have a complete
charging system inspection to be certain of what has failed. Nippon does
not diagnose repairs needed on vehicles without a full onsite inspection—your
vehicle is too important. Whether an estimate from a tow truck driver
or the occasional hungry pack rat eating wires, it is critical to discover
all the facts using proven inspection technologies and techniques.
To ensure the longest battery and alternator life, follow this routine
before turning off your vehicle:
- Turn off all air conditioner/fan controls.
- Turn off the stereo and related components.
- Turn off the headlights.
Additionally, take a look under your hood once in a while and make sure
that you do not have corrosion growing over your battery terminals. If
there is corrosion, it needs to be removed. Even a small amount of battery
terminal corrosion can keep you vehicle from starting.
Following these simple steps will give the charging components in your
vehicle a longer life—they won't have to work as hard to start the
Nippon is pleased to sell and install AC DELCO batteries. With a nationwide
warranty, these batteries are reasonably priced, long lasting, sealed,
and don't corrode. This is extremely important in all modern vehicles.
The damage that a leaking, dripping battery can cause is considerable,
and often very costly.
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