The team at Edmonton’s West End Nissan will ensure
your battery operates in peak condition!
A healthy battery means a healthy vehicle
A vehicle’s battery is an integral part of its performance—from actually starting the vehicle, to running all of the major systems, the health of your battery determines how efficiently your vehicle operates. To ensure you never find yourself without a radio or climate control or, worse yet, unable to start your vehicle, you should always be aware of your vehicle’s battery health (especially true during Edmonton’s long and persistent winter). Luckily for you, Edmonton’s West End Nissan has a team of experienced factory-certified Service Technicians that can confirm the status of your battery, or any other aspect of your Nissan’s condition.
How long does a car battery last?
While the lifespan of a car battery can depend on a number of factors, they generally start to see a decrease in performance after about three years. Weather conditions, the type of vehicle you drive, and your driving habits can all influence how long a battery will last. Do you park inside a heated garage? If not, do you regularly plug your vehicle in at home or at work? No matter how cautious you are a battery will generally only last about three to six years, which makes checking your battery an imperative part of getting prepared for winter—but also just a smart idea if you’ve owned it for three or more years.
When do you need a new battery?
There are several ways you can tell that you may need a new battery or, at the very least, should have your current battery checked. They include, but are not limited to:
- Your engine turning on, but the car not starting
- If the engine crank takes longer than normal to start
- Vehicle lights that are dimmer than normal could be a sign of an issue with the battery
- If the normal functions of a vehicle (e.g. climate control) are not functioning properly
- If the battery casing appears swollen
- If there is a rotten smell coming from the battery
- If your battery is leaking, or is low on battery fluid
- If the check engine light appears it may be an issue with the battery
Of course, the easiest factor to consider is age. If your vehicle’s battery is over three years old, you should probably bring it by the West End Nissan service department to be checked out.
Have your battery serviced at West End Nissan
If you want to get the best out of your Nissan, from on-road performance to the many convenient amenities offered inside, you’d be wise to swing by Edmonton’s West End Nissan and visit our service department. Our friendly service staff is well-versed in what to look for, and will run a full diagnostic check before letting you know about the status of your battery and its expected lifespan. We’re also experts on what works best for Nissan vehicles, and can gladly help you choose the best replacement battery for your Nissan, whether its a current need or one down the road. Feel free to contact us by phone, or use the convenient form below to book a service appointment with Edmonton’s favourite Nissan dealer.