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Honda Genuine Battery: Road Trip Ready

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  • • If your car battery is weak, your car's performance is hampered. Batteries are built to last, but they don't last forever. In many cases, the battery begin to weaken in terms of both voltage and amperage quite rapidly, so it's important to have it checked on a regular basis.

  • • This is especially true if you're planning a long road trip, so make sure your Honda's battery and entire electrical system is serviced prior to heading out on the open highway!


Telltale Signs Of A Weakening Car Battery

Signs of a weakening battery include:

  • • No sound from the starter

  • • Slow turning over of the engine and hesitant start

  • • Weak, fluctuating, or dim lighting of the interior lights and displays

If the starter motors whines as usual, the problem isn't with the battery but likely with the starter itself. If the power input seems low, the problem could either be weak battery fluid, corrosion buildup on the battery posts, or the connecting wiring. If there's no sound from the starter at all and if the interior lights don't work, your car's battery is dead and needs to be recharged or replaced.

Battery Service Protocols

When you bring your Honda car or truck into the dealership for an electrical checkup, the first thing the repair tech does is hook up the electrical system to a diagnostics machine. Also, a set of leads is attached to the battery itself.

This checks certain connections and can provide information about:

  • • The strength of the battery acid solution

  • • The ability for the battery to provide charge to the engine

  • • The possibility that a wire connection is loose

  • • Other possible electrical problems including faulty sensors

Repair techs can also perform a quick chemical check of the battery acid. The status of the electrolytes in the fluid can act as a telltale sign that something is wrong with the fluid mix. It's better to purchase a new battery if the interior plates are becoming degraded. Simply replacing the fluid won't solve the problem for very long.

Bring your Honda vehicle to Honda of Chantilly for FREE expert service of your battery, wiring, or other components of the vehicle's electrical systems prior to heading out on that long road trip!