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Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Sat: Closed

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Rum River Automotive

101 4th Ave N
Princeton, MN 55371

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Just what does that little black box under the hood do, you ask? The car battery serves as a storage device for the electricity that powers the starter and fuel systems. Once the starter has done its job of starting your car, the alternator takes over to keep the car running and supply the electricity needed for the other operating systems, as well as continuously recharging the battery. However, because the battery is hidden under the hood, it is easy to forget about its condition until you find yourself stranded in your driveway, waiting for a car battery replacement.

Just what are the signs of a bad car battery? Look for these three major signs that your battery is dying:

  • Starting problems. As the battery ages, the cranking amps become weaker and weaker. If neglected long enough, eventually your car won’t start at all.
  • Dash warning light. If the warning light on the dash instrument panel illuminates while you’re driving, have it checked out as soon as possible. Once you turn off your car, you may not be able to get it started again until you have a car battery replacement.
  • Electrical components and accessories don’t work. As a battery starts to die, the voltage drops, and your car’s electrical components, such as power windows, door locks, lights, or GPS, will start to malfunction.

Generally, a good quality car battery can last anywhere between four to five years. Ask your mechanic to inspect your car battery at every oil change as it can go from 90% performance to 20% in just a short period of time.

Have more questions about what are the signs of a bad car battery? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive for more information about a car battery replacement and to schedule an appointment. Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN, and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Need to know more about what are the signs of a bad car battery? If your battery doesn’t hold a charge, it’s time for a car battery replacement.

Just what does that little black box under the hood do, you ask? The car battery serves as a storage device for the electricity that powers the starter and fuel systems. Once the starter has done its job of starting your car, the alternator takes over to keep the car running and supply the electricity needed for the other operating systems, as well as continuously recharging the battery. However, because the battery is hidden under the hood, it is easy to forget about its condition until you find yourself stranded in your driveway, waiting for a car battery replacement.

Just what are the signs of a bad car battery? Look for these three major signs that your battery is dying:

  • Starting problems. As the battery ages, the cranking amps become weaker and weaker. If neglected long enough, eventually your car won’t start at all.
  • Dash warning light. If the warning light on the dash instrument panel illuminates while you’re driving, have it checked out as soon as possible. Once you turn off your car, you may not be able to get it started again until you have a car battery replacement.
  • Electrical components and accessories don’t work. As a battery starts to die, the voltage drops, and your car’s electrical components, such as power windows, door locks, lights, or GPS, will start to malfunction.

Generally, a good quality car battery can last anywhere between four to five years. Ask your mechanic to inspect your car battery at every oil change as it can go from 90% performance to 20% in just a short period of time.

Have more questions about what are the signs of a bad car battery? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive for more information about a car battery replacement and to schedule an appointment. Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN, and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Troy Minske
Rum River AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Princeton, MN

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101 4th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371763-389-3811info@rumriverauto.com
Mon:8:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:8:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:8:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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