Quick Car Battery Facts

 



Battery Replacement In Westerville

 

Car batteries wear out just like any other battery and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things car owners should know when looking for a new car battery: one is cold cranking amps and the other is reserve capacity.

Let’s start with cold cranking amps. This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold family car engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live. Specifically how cold it is where you live. The two factors are that the colder an engine is, the more power it takes to turn the family car engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with. The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient in the cold.

So the colder it gets in Westerville, more power is needed, but the available power drops.

If you live where it’s cold, you need a battery with more cold cranking amps than you do where it's moderate or hot. You should always get at least as many cold cranking amps as the manufacturer recommends, but you may want to upgrade at Westerville Automotive. Important note: Batteries may also list the Cranking Amps – CA – number. It is the Cold Cranking Amps – or CCA – that is the important number here. CCA is the number to use in your comparisons.

Now with all this talk of cold temperatures, it’s important to note that heat is the real enemy of long battery life. In other words, the damage that’s done over the hot summer months in Westerville shows up with the increased demands on the family car battery when the weather turns cold.

Now on to reserve capacity: It’s a measurement of the number of minutes of reserve power the battery has at a given load. The number is more important these days because of parasitic drain. Parasitic drain is the battery energy that’s used when the key is off. So the power drawn by the family car security system, the remote start system, even the power the family car computers require to maintain their memory.

Reserves are also needed when you make very short trips around Westerville. You’re not driving long enough for the battery to recover the energy it used to start the family car engine.

So go with the minimum recommended by your manufacturer and upgrade if you need more. Talk with your considerate Westerville Automotive service advisor about options. If you need more from your battery, a larger capacity battery may be called for.

Batteries are a big ticket item for most Westerville motorists, so the warranty gives peace of mind. Be sure to ask about the car battery warranty at Westerville Automotive so you know what you’re getting. At Westerville Automotive, we have been providing quality auto service for 27 years.

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Westerville Automotive
5591 Westerville Rd
Westerville, OHIO 43081


At Westerville Automotive in Westerville OHIO (43081) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 614.890.0707. or 614.890.6700. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

 

We Can Handle Your Glass Needs

 


In our efforts to provide customers with superior service and convenience. We have partnered with a local automotive glass company! Mid Ohio Glass offers excellent one day service for all of your vehicles glass repairs or replacements. Great service at reasonable prices is what seperates us from all of the other repair shops. Just drop off your car and let us handle all the rest.

How your brakes function & servicing them,


Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle, so it’s crucial that you keep them well maintained and stay on top of any repairs.  We have expert technicians who specialize in brake system repairs and our service center is fully equipped with the best diagnostic and maintenance tools. Below are a list of services and repairs that we provide for brakes. So whether you’re having an issue with your brakes or just want to keep up with the maintenance trust an automotive repair business with properly trained expert automotive repair technicians. 

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Recycle Oil, Batteries, Antifreeze

 


You can bring us your used oil, batteries, and antifreeze and we will make sure they are recycled properly. The best part is there is no charge! Just stop in at either of our locations and our friendly staff will be glad to help. No appointment needed.

A Good Reason to Replace that Air Filter

Replace Your Dirty Engine Air Filter At Westerville Automotive.  When driving around Columbus and Westerville Ohio, your family car engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas.

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Westerville Automotive

5591 Westerville Rd
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-0707
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Westerville Uptown

31 East Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-6700
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