Car Battery Repair in Ottawa, ON
For over a century, the battery has been an essential component of modern automobiles. Without the battery, the electronic components of your vehicle cannot operate; this includes your engine. No battery or a dead battery means your car won’t start.
If you’ve recently had this frustrating experience, in addition to looking for your jumper cables or your automobile club card, you’ve probably been searching, “Auto battery replacement Ottawa, ON”, “Why won’t my car battery work?”, “car battery repair near Ottawa”, or something similar. If so, Precision Automotive can help.
“Can I get an auto battery replacement near me in Ottawa, Ontario?”
You can! At Precision Automotive, we have several different car batteries for sale and can install them for customers in the Ottawa area of Ontario. But when buying a new car battery, what kind of battery should you get?
What makes a good car battery?
If you’re happy with the battery you had, we might have the exact same size and brand available as a replacement at our Ottawa shop. However, this isn’t always possible. Moreover, many of our customers don’t want the exact same battery, because their last one just died on them. So, when purchasing a new battery, how do you pick the right one?
Many people opt for the battery with the highest capacity and longest estimated battery life. While those are important attributes, there are other factors worth considering; cost, brand name, are a couple that come to most customer minds. Generally, for your awareness, a vehicle battery will be more expensive if it has a long battery life, a sizeable battery capacity, and a lengthy battery warranty.
A good car battery should:
- Sit evenly in the battery tray. If your battery isn’t level, it might sustain damage from excess vibration.
- Meet or exceed the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) rating recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
- Possess ample Reserve Capacity (RC), which determines how long accessories can run while keeping enough power to start the engine.
- Have sufficient battery capacity, especially if you drive in the extreme cold, which Ottawa drivers do each winter. As the temperature drops below freezing, the less effective a batteries.
- For example, a fully charged battery might operate at 100% of its cranking power at +27ºC, but as the temperature decreases down to -18ºC, it’s power decreases by 40%.
What wears batteries down?
Modern vehicles are quite efficient, but they are also very demanding of their batteries, largely because they have so many internal systems. A routine battery maintenance schedule can ensure all these electronic functions keep working.
Even though winter can decrease a battery’s efficacy, summer might be the harshest season for batteries. Hot temperatures, air conditioning, and stressful conditions for engines all cause wear to your vehicle’s battery.
Get a car battery replacement near you in Ottawa at Precision Automotive.
If you’re in Ottawa, there’s no need to keep searching for car battery repair near you. Just come to Precision Automotive. We can replace your automobile’s battery, repair the battery tray or related components, and perform many other auto services.
We also can provide services related to exhaust repair, digital vehicle inspections (DVIs), preventative maintenance, and more.
To book an appointment for car battery repair, or for any other of our many automotive services, please click here. To learn more about auto batteries, or about our other services and products, please contact us via our website or give us a call at 613-841-5550