When you need a car battery replacement, visit an auto shop that will always treat you and your vehicle right. At Gurney’s Automotive Repair, we’re committed to providing honest auto care and superior customer service. We care about our customers, their cars, and our Milford community. Every time you visit us, you can expect our OTC (Other side of The Counter) guarantee: we treat you how we would like to be treated. As a full-service shop, we offer comprehensive auto care. From factory maintenance to tune-ups, tires to repairs, you’ll find every service you need to keep your car safe, reliable, and well-maintained. If it’s time to replace your car battery, give us a call today at 603-249-5552 or request an appointment online.
Your car’s battery is a fundamental part of both the charging and starting systems. In the starting system, the battery is responsible for sending a current of electricity to the starter. The battery stays charged with the alternator while the car is in motion. The battery also supplies electricity to the other electrical components when the energy demands exceed the supply of the alternator or when the vehicle is off. Although car batteries are rechargeable, they don’t last forever. On average, most people will need a car battery replacement every 3-5 years. We recommend being proactive about it so you don’t end up stranded! If you’ve noticed any of the following issues, it may be time to replace your battery:
- Your car is slow to start when you turn the key
- Your engine cranks or clicks, but won’t start
- The dash lights work, but the car won’t start
- You see visible corrosion on or around the battery
- The battery case looks swollen or bloated
- There’s a rotten egg smell near the battery
- The battery is older than 3 years old.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, we can run a test to see if you need a car battery replacement. Problems with the alternator can sometimes mimic a dead or dying battery and may even cause a new battery to become drained. Faulty electrical components or wiring can also affect the battery, so it’s always a good idea to have your electrical system inspected as part of your maintenance. Once we determine the problem, our service advisors will work with you to find the best options for you and your vehicle. We work on all makes and models, including domestics, imports, diesels, and hybrids. Schedule your appointment at our Milford location today by contacting us at 603-249-5552.