Automotive Tips from PDR: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at PDR when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.

Batteries are a big ticket item for most Urbana 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 PDR service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for Illinois drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner.

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Urbana, Illinois 61802