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Battery dead - what should be done?

There is nothing as frustrating as trying to start your vehicle when in a hurry to rush to work or in traffic and your vehicle fails to start. This is usually an outcome of a dead battery which catches many drivers unaware. But is it really true the death of a car battery catches one unaware? I tend to think otherwise. The batteries, especially the OEM batteries, usually give signs and indications that all is not well before they completely go flat. Motorists unawareness or ignorance of the signs and symptoms of a dying battery is all to blame and there is nothing as the sudden death of a car battery unless from mechanical damage.

Replacement of a dead car battery
Removing a dead car battery (Source: Carville’s Auto Matt)

So what should you do when you have a dead car battery? I know the automatic answer that comes to your mind is to buy a new car battery, but, what are you buying? Are you aware not all batteries are meant for vehicles and even for the batteries meant for vehicles there is a specific battery for the specific vehicle in line with the vehicles’ power need? Have you known what caused the death of your car battery and whether it can also destroy the new battery you seek to buy? Do you know where to buy a car battery without being duped into buying the wrong battery or a counterfeit battery? Yes, there is quite a lot to consider before heading to the shop to buy a car battery to replace the dead one.

What you need to do when you have a dead car battery

  • Engage a car electrical or a battery expert – immediately your vehicle fails to crank, it is wise to bring in an expert to fully test and establish the root problem especially if your car battery didn’t show any signs of failing. Your battery may not always be dead when it fails to start the engine, the battery may be needing a recharge or you may be having a faulty wiring or a loose connection. An expert will be in a better position to determine if your car battery is really dead and probably identify what ailed the battery. If there is something is wrong with your engine that is destroying your battery such as a faulty alternator, the expert will be able to correct it or direct you to have the problem rectified before buying a new battery. After the root cause of your car battery death has been rectified or it has been established your vehicle is okay it’s your battery that had served its expected life cycle you can proceed to the actual process of acquiring a new car battery.

    Car Battery Diagnosis
    Diagnosing power problem in a vehicle
  • Establish your car’s power needs – the information on your car power needs should always be at your fingertips as it’s always vital when replacing the battery or electrical component in the car. It is necessary to know the amount of Voltage, Amps per hour and the cranking power your engine require in its normal operating climate. This will guide you in determining the minimum specs to look for when searching for the right car battery.
  • New trends and innovations in the market – the electronics world is an ever-evolving world in search for better, more efficient and longer lasting gadgets including the car battery industry. Try to search for the new trends/battery discoveries and you may be surprised to find a more appropriate, better performing or longer lasting battery for your vehicle. From our Battmobile website, you can get information about the new trends and emerging technologies in the car battery industry.
  • Acquiring the appropriate battery – with information on the specs to look for when looking for the new battery and the new technologies in the car battery market you can proceed to acquire a new battery. Identify an authorized battery merchant in your region or order the battery of your choice online. At Battmobile, the leading car battery company in UAE, we link you with the world’s best AGM battery and OEM battery manufactures and helps you choose the most appropriate battery for your need. You can order any battery from our website and we will deliver it to your location in the UAE.
  • Installation of the battery – after acquiring the battery, the battery needs installation for you to hit the road again. Installing a battery may seem easy but it’s advisable to have a battery expert install the battery for you especially if you don’t have the know-how. When you order your car battery from the Battmobile our delivery team will help install the battery for you at no cost. Order your battery from us today and enjoy the offer among many other after-sale services.
  • Maintain your car battery – your battery like all other components of the vehicle also require care and maintenance to enjoy battery’s full life cycle and for its performance efficiency. Maintaining the battery also extends the battery life. Get our experts’ guide on how to properly take care of your car battery maintain.

    Tightening a car battery terminal
    Tightening a car battery terminal (Source: Car Auto Insurance Quotes 2013)

 

Battmobile, the leading car battery service company in Dubai, is just a call away when you have a dead car battery in Dubai and other parts of UAE. We are at your service to provide you all the car battery services you may need from testing and diagnosis, delivery of new batteries to installation.

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