A car’s battery is one of its most important parts, and today’s high-tech vehicles like the 2020 Audi Q5 place more electrical demands on the battery than ever before. A car battery helps to supply electrical current for the starter motor to crank the engine, and it also provides power to various electrical accessories in the vehicle. Here at Audi Nashua, one of the things that our team of mechanics specializes in is Audi battery service. These are a few things that you should know about the battery in your Audi Q5.
When To Bring In Your Audi for Battery Service
Here at our Audi service center, a battery check is one of the things that our mechanics will do during your biannual service checks. However, you should bring your vehicle to our service center immediately if you notice any of the following:
- The starter motor cranking the engine slowly
- The Battery/Charging warning lamp is illuminated
- The headlamps are dim, especially at idle
The causes of battery degradation are many, but one of the most common is underhood heat, which increases the rate of chemical degradation in the battery. To contain the heat, most vehicles come with a heat shield over the battery, but over time, the heat shield can become loose or dislodged.
When you bring in your car for battery service, our mechanics will check to make sure it still has adequate charge. Car batteries should be replaced every five to seven years, and they last longer if the vehicle is driven daily and the battery is kept fully charged and serviced by a mechanic.
To receive battery service, visit our Audi dealership near Manchester today.