Signs You Should Consider Replacing the Battery in Your Volkswagen
Know When to Have Your VW Battery Checked
Your Volkswagen is equipped to make sure you know when a service needs to be done. This includes when the vehicle senses the battery is beginning to fail. However, sometimes there are noticeable signs that the battery is starting to give out before the vehicle’s warning appears on the dashboard. Emich Volkswagen in Denver, CO, wants to share with you a selection of signs that you should pay attention to if you think your vehicle’s battery might need to be replaced at our Service Center.
Signs Your Volkswagen Battery Might Need to be Replaced
Inconsistent Power – A healthy battery will have no problems supplying power not only to the engine and other driving functions but also to the various interior amenities you enjoy such as air conditioning and radio. If you start up your Volkswagen and find that it’s taking a lot longer to start than usual, you might want to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, if power is going to areas such as the headlights and not to interior amenities consistently, your battery is likely struggling to keep up with your vehicle’s power demands.
Age – Much like anything else on your VW, there comes a point where the battery will naturally start getting weaker due to age. If you haven’t had your vehicle’s battery replaced in several years, you may consider letting one of our technicians check the battery for performance.
Strange Smells / Visible Damage – A sulfuric smell from under the hood of your Volkswagen is a likely indicator that your battery has either failed or is on the verge of doing so. Likewise, visible corrosion from the ports when checking the battery is a good indication that you need to replace your battery as soon as possible to prevent damage to your vehicle.
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