Why does my Ford car battery keep dying?

By Product Expert | Posted in Guides & How Tos, Service on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at 4:37 pm
Mechanic working on the car engine.

Top 5 ways to avoid a dead car battery

Considering the lockdown situation over the past year, most of us have not been driving our vehicles as often as we used to. This might lead you to a dead car battery the next time you try to start it. If you have had a dead car battery recently or are wondering why that happens, you are on the right page. Continue reading this post by Akins Ford in Winder, GA to learn the top 5 ways to avoid a dead car battery.

There can be several reasons for battery draining, here are some of the most common ones-

Loose/Corroded battery connections

If the battery connections are old, corroded, or loose they will not let the battery charge completely and may even drain it while the car is in motion. A battery with this charging issue should be taken to a mechanic as soon as possible.

Mechanic checking the car battery

Leaving the lights on

All of us have faced this at least once in our life. Accidentally leaving our car lights on overnight and coming to a completely drained battery the next morning. It is imperative to double-check all the lights in the vehicle before locking to avoid such problems.

Dirt and grease

Cleaning your car battery with a paper towel can go a long way toward increasing its life. With all the dirt and grease the heat is trapped around the battery and drains the power quickly. Make sure to keep cleaning it every so often.

Excess battery drain

Do you have too many electrical appliances working from the single 12-V battery of your car? Take a moment to decide if you really need all of those and disconnect the ones that are unnecessary. This will drastically reduce the draining speed of the battery.

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Car battery replacement

Old battery

If you have not had your vehicle’s battery replaced in a long time, and it has been drained over and again- you might want to change that. A battery that has run dead too many times might lose its ability to hold a charge. It would hence start draining immediately after the engine is turned off. This is your sign to replace that battery.

If you ever want to get your old battery replaced, you can always drop by at Akins Ford in Winder, GA, and our team of experts will be happy to help you. Meanwhile, you can check out other guides and how-to videos here or follow our blog for more such posts!