M & F Auto Sales Technicians Know Car Batteries
A dependable battery is essential to happy vehicle ownership. You must have fully functioning starting and charging systems and a dependable battery to have a reliable vehicle. An operational battery ensures your car is working in all sorts of driving conditions including extreme heat and cold. As batteries age they lose the ability to hold a charge, so check your battery regularly. Batteries are designed to be replaced every few years.
Your car battery is intended to store electrical energy and the starter converts that energy into mechanical force to turn the engine. The alternator produces and replaces electric current the starter uses from the battery during start-up. The alternator also manages replacing electrical loads used while the engine is running.
Extreme weather conditions, which we are familiar with in Albuquerque, can wreak havoc on your battery. When driving in these conditions it is not unheard of to replace the battery more than once a year. We encourage all customers to consider the warranties available with their batteries. Certain driving habits, such as frequently turning on and off your engine, causes more wear on the starter than a regular commute. Other factors include:
- Vehicle Age
- Amount of electricity used by vehicle extras such as entertainment systems and additional lights.