Reasons a Car Battery May Fail

Generally speaking, a car battery will last for about five years. However, it is possible for a battery to wear out in less time depending on how often you drive. If the battery isn't working properly, it will be difficult or impossible to start the car.

Signs of a poor battery include reduced power while the car is in motion. For instance, you may notice that the lights flicker or the headlights are not as bright as they should be. It may be a good idea to bring your car to MINI of Portland for service to determine if the battery is failing or if another part is responsible for the issue.

A loose or dirty connection could result in poor battery performance. However, a connection can be tightened using a wrench while corrosion can typically be cleaned with a combination of baking soda and a toothbrush.

 

 

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