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Need a New Battery? Call Interstate Auto Care Today

Need a New Battery? Call Interstate Auto Care Today

Hello MADISON HEIGHTS drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around MADISON HEIGHTS, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your Interstate Auto Care service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around MADISON HEIGHTS, as well as the MI climate and durability needs.Contact Interstate Auto Care for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. Interstate Auto Care 526 E 14 MILE RD MADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071 248-307-1200

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Charge It in MADISON HEIGHTS for Extended Battery Life

Charge It in MADISON HEIGHTS for Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out that it's our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs and entertainment computers are keeping vehicle batteries from maintaining a full charge. The longer a battery goes with a low charge, the sooner it'll die.It's clear that you MADISON HEIGHTS drivers need to recharge your batteries. This is the job of the alternator. The problem comes when the car's demand for electricity is high and we are driving in stop and go conditions or short trips around MADISON HEIGHTS. The alternator just can't keep up.The result is shortened battery life. So what can we do to improve our battery's health?We need to keep the battery as close to a ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Interstate Auto Care: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Interstate Auto Care when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most MADISON HEIGHTS drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your Interstate Auto Care service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for MI drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. Interstate Auto Care526 E 14 MILE RDMADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071248-307-1200  

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Interstate Auto Care Alternator Replacement Service in MADISON HEIGHTS

Interstate Auto Care Alternator Replacement Service in MADISON HEIGHTS

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around MADISON HEIGHTS is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacement because your vehicle won't run without one. Come see your friendly and professional service advisor at Interstate Auto Care to learn more. Interstate Auto Care526 E 14 MILE RDMADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071248-307-1200

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