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How do you know if your needs a new battery?

The most common symptoms of bad batteries are if your car is slow to start after turning the key, or if your battery cables and connectors show signs of heavy corrosion. You may again notice a loud clicking sound when turning the key or if your electronics work but the car won't start. These are all tell tale signs of failing batteries on your. Give our experts at a call or book an online appointment here.

Battery Cost

When you are shopping for a battery, there are a few things that you need to consistently keep in mind that will have an effect on the cost.What is the brand of the battery? Will you require our store to replace your battery or are you just looking to purchase the battery and install it yourself? What size engine does your have? What size battery do you need in your? These are just some of the many questions you should look into before choosing a specific battery or replacement at Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise. Call us at 2086099303 and let our experts find the right battery for your.

The most directly correlated aspect of a battery's price is its size. The larger the battery the larger the Amp Hour rating of your battery, meaning it will provide more amps of electrical current per hour.

Battery

Your battery will typically last between 3 to 5 years, but that can fluctuate greatly depending on battery size, weather conditions type of battery, and driving habits. Even still, just because your battery isn't completely dead, doesn't mean it's operating correctly. For that reason, it is immensely crucial to have your battery inspected every time you visit a service center. Hopefully, you're a client of Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise and you will always receive a free multi-point examination of your car during every service visit. Inspecting your battery and battery cables is part of this process. If you leave your battery unchecked, when it's not running at optimal levels your can put pressure on the alternator or the starter to improve power. Drawing needless power to compensate for the loss of energy from the battery can make your engine run outside of ideal conditions. In the end, this is going to cost you more capital to fix. It's immensely crucial for your battery to operate at near-perfect levels.

Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise Battery Replacement & Batteries for sale

At Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise, our service team is comprised of skillful certified technicians that can help diagnose what is wrong with your battery. Call Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise at 2086099303 or schedule battery service online for the fastest battery replacement in Boise ID. Our factory-trained mechanics can change your battery quickly at exceedingly ambitious prices.We will check your battery for any simple fixes such as delicately examining your battery for corrosion build-up before recommending a full battery replacement. Our prime purpose is customer service unlike many other auto repair shops. Sometimes it is just a poor battery connection and tightening or reconnecting loose parts might get your started again. Outstanding service and affordable prices are just two of many reasons people do business with Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise.

Battery Coupons & Specials in Boise

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Are batteries covered under warranty?

Most genuine OEM batteries sold at Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise are covered under some type of warranty for potentially up to 24 months. Give us a call at 2086099303 so we can look up the battery that was installed and confirm the warranty for you. There are a wide range of reasons why a battery would not be covered under warranty such as:

  • Batteries that have been recharged
  • Batteries connected to non-OEM components
  • Batteries with cracks
  • Batteries that were physically broken prior to inspection

How often should you replace your battery?

Every 3 to 5 years, but you should have your battery tested frequently for extreme drops in voltage to make sure it's operating at a steady level. Car batteries generally transmit 12 to 13 volts unless you have a high-performance battery. Anything higher than 13 volts may indicate a faulty battery.

Battery Price

pricing is also greatly dependent on whether or not you want to install the new battery yourself or have Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise install it for you. Over the years, hood space has shrunk as the performance of vehicles has dramatically raised and as a result, periodically the battery is not easily available. If that’s the case or you'd like a trained mechanic to install your battery, the price of labor may add an additional $20-$40 to your service bill depending on the market. The good news is Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise offers a wide range of services and components specials when it comes to car batteries, and in many cases if you purchase a battery at Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise, we may be able to install your battery at no additional cost. Contact Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise to learn more about battery installation today.

How do batteries work?

SLI stands for “starting, lighting, and ignition.” This type of battery produces energy in order to power your lights, accessories, and engine. So, how do vehicle batteries work? Most vehicle batteries rely on a lead-acid chemical reaction to get your vehicle off & running. These types of batteries are considered part of the “SLI” category. Once the energy reaches your engine, the alternator provides power. If you are shopping for a battery for your, count on Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise. You can discover more about other types of batteries by reaching out to one of our helpful service experts. We offer a great selection and the best prices on batteries that were designed for your vehicle. Book your service appointment immediately online today or call us at 2086099303 with any questions. With the help of our battery experts, we will get you back on the road expeditiously. We look forward to working with you!

Battery Replacement

Replacing some types of batteries, especially in newer models, can be tremendously tricky as hood space in vehicles continues to shrink to improve performance. Because of this, some batteries can be difficult to access. You'll want to check your owner's manual for detailed facts on where your battery is located. Oddly enough, some batteries can be located under the floorboard or in the trunk, however, this is very rare.

How to replace your battery:

  1. Make sure your engine is totally off - refer to your vehicle manual to locate the battery.
  2. Use a wrench to loosen the bolt slightly that holds the black negative battery cable.
  3. Carefully remove the cable by twisting and pulling - do not use substantial force or any metal objects to pry the cable away from the battery. This can damage the cable.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove the positive (red) battery cable.
  5. Locate the clamp that holds the battery in place and remove it with a wrench or ratchet.
  6. At this point, you should be able to easily remove the battery. Careful, it will be heavy.
  7. It is recommended that you clean the battery tray and any corrosion on the cables using a wire brush and proper battery cleaning solution.
  8. To install the new battery simply repeat the steps above.

Is it safe to drive with the battery light on?

If your battery warning light comes on while driving, be sure to turn off your accessories, so the battery doesn’t drain further. The warning light usually means that the alternator isn’t working accurately, meaning you are operating solely on battery power. Be sure to turn off the radio, air conditioner, and the lights unless you are driving at night. The purpose of the alternator is to charge your battery while you are driving. When the alternator isn't working accurately, it can cause the battery to completely drain all its power, leaving you stranded if the vehicle is turned off.It's still exceptionally likely that your serpentine belt has malfunctioned. If you have different warning lights come on including the battery light, then pull over to a secure location if likely.If the dash lights signify overheating, then the water pump was on that belt too. Another likely symptom that could point to the serpentine belt as a cause for the battery warning light, is if steering becomes difficult or feels heavy. If you're near Boise and need immediate service, give Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise a call at 2086099303. We can even arrange to have your brought in to us.

Common Car Battery Issues & Problems - How Do You Know If Your Car Needs A New Battery?

We have all been there, whether you leave your lights on, don't close a door totally, or leave the radio too long without your engine running. One of the most tremendously common vehicle problems is a dead battery. But when does your battery need to be replaced? Here are a few essential symptoms that may signify your battery needs to be looked at by a mechanic or replaced.

  • Delayed Engine Crank - when you attempt to start the car, it takes longer than usual to roll over or start.
  • Check Engine Light - the extremely conspicuous check engine light usually turns on when your battery is losing charge.
  • Fluid Leaks or Corrosion - it's common for battery fluid and other fluid leaks to cause needless corrosion which is an obvious sign the battery needs to be replaced. Over time, corrosion will build usually and can be cleaned to prolong the life of your battery.
  • Low Battery Fluid Level - if the fluid level is low, you need to have the battery and charging system tested instantly.

How long do batteries last?

batteries ordinarily last between 3-5 years, but this is variable depending on driving habits, weather conditions, the type of battery, and more. You can prolong the life of your battery by:

  • Keeping your car stored indoors away from extreme swings in temperature or climate
  • Keeping the battery tightly fastened - did you know the vibrations of your car can loosen the connections and extremely rattle your battery's components?
  • Starting your constantly is vital. Don't let your battery go unused for long periods of time.
  • Cleaning the terminals and posts of corrosion with the appropriate cleaning solution & a wire brush.
  • Proactively testing your battery

What Are the Best Car Batteries to Buy?

This can be a tough question to answer. There are many factors that go into determining the "best" car battery, as many car batteries are designed with different factors in mind. Popular car battery brands include DieHard Batteries, Odyssey, NAPA, AC Delco, Duralast, EverStart, just to name a few. Contact the skillful experts at Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket Boise and we will be able to help determine the best car battery for your based on your needs and driving habits.

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