A number of situations can lead to the need of changing a car battery. In case of negligence, battery may become the cause of unexpected problems specially the car’s sudden failure to start the engine. To stay away from sudden unpleasant battery related incidents, following key points must be kept in mind:
Severe weather conditions and battery deterioration are the two most common creators of a battery problem. It is common sense that battery deterioration occurs due to extreme use. Also extreme and reckless irresponsible use can be the cause for battery deterioration. For instance, if someone forgets to turn off the headlights while leaving the car, the car battery will be left on to exhaust. This may need a jumpstart which can in turn put a strain on the battery and damages the battery quality.
Similarly, severe changes in temperature can also damage the batteries. Some batteries are made for particular temperature conditions. A battery made for hot climatic conditions will not function smoothly in colder climates. More commonly, almost 600 amps are required for the car to start in colder climates.
Also, when battery casing is damaged, it will also produce a change in functioning of battery. In case a car battery has crashed because of an accident, acids and fluids can spill for the car so it is important to change the batteries all together. A battery that has completed its lifetime must also be replaced immediately. A battery that has reached its warranty cannot be trusted and will most probably stop functioning properly.
Lastly, a battery that is unable to hold a charge is of no use and must be discarded. Of course this is simple common sense. Usually this car battery issue comes up when starting the car engine. Jumpstart is a fast solution in such problems but if battery is unable to hold a charge and unable to charge itself, it must be discarded to get a new battery.