Even though your Ford vehicle seems pretty durable, it’s important to remember that some of its parts can wear out relatively fast. The battery is a prime example of this. Here are some warning signs to look out for that tell you something is wrong with your battery and you need Ford service.

Your Car Won’t Start

There could be a number of reasons why you can’t get your car started — maybe you’re out of gas, for example — but the main culprit is probably a dead battery. If you turn the key and hear a clicking sound or nothing happens at all, the battery doesn’t have any life left.

Other Things Aren’t Working Well

Even if your car starts with little trouble, there are other tell-tale signs that the battery is having problems. If headlights are dim or the stereo seems wonky, it could be because the battery isn’t supplying them with sufficient power.

It Looks Strange

If you suspect something is not right with your battery, open up your hood and check it out. If you spot a bluish-green powder on the terminals, this is a sign of a battery fluid leak. A bulging casing is another red flag you don’t want to ignore.

It’s Several Years Old

The average lifespan of a battery is only between three and five years. This is why once yours hits the three-year mark, it’s very important to have it tested annually. If the juice is running low, you can have it replaced before it completely conks out on you.

If you think there’s a problem with your battery or you would just like to have it tested, make an appointment with the service center at Kearny Mesa Ford. We’d be happy to service your vehicle at our San Diego location!