Choosing the right battery
Batteries come in all shapes and sizes, each with its specific function. Different car brands have different battery requirements, so it is important to consult your owner’s manual or an experienced professional to find the correct battery for your car.
You’ll need to consider the size of your car’s engine, the type of electrical components you have, and how often you use your vehicle. You’ll also need to consider the San Francisco Bay Area climate, as different climates can affect a battery’s lifespan.
While it can be confusing to determine the correct battery for your car, our certified battery service technicians can help you figure it out. We’ll run a battery test and determine the best option for your car’s needs and driving habits. Your life will be on a rollercoaster of woes without the proper battery.
What should you consider when buying a battery?
A battery is the lifeblood of your car. It starts the engine, powers the lights, and runs the electrical components during everyday driving. Choosing the right battery is critical to keeping your car running smoothly. When you’re looking to buy a new battery, there are a few things you’ll need to consider:
- Battery capacity
- Cold-cranking amps
- Reserve capacity
- Battery voltage
- The size and shape of the battery
- Type of use
It’s best to consult with our certified battery service technicians at our San Francisco Bay Area locations to ensure you fully understand what to look for. We’ll consider all of the factors listed above to find the best battery for your needs. We know that a car is only as good as its battery, so we recommend getting a replacement battery when it shows wear and tear signs.
Testing your battery
Batteries degrade over time, and a failing battery can leave you stranded on the side of the road. It’s essential to test your battery regularly to ensure it’s still in good condition. At Putnam Automotive Group, we offer complimentary battery inspection and testing. We’ll test your battery’s voltage, capacity, and CCA to ensure it’s still up to starting and running your car.
If your battery shows signs of wear, we recommend replacing it with a new one. A failing battery can cause problems, from a dead engine to electrical system problems. It’s crucial to catch a bad battery before it causes serious damage to your car. Reach out to us today to schedule a comprehensive battery test.
What are the leading causes of auto battery failure? Choose OEM parts
Battery failure can be caused by numerous reasons, including:
- Corrosion on the battery terminals
- Parasitic drains
- Cold temperatures
- Overcharging or undercharging the battery
- Electric leakage
- Improper care
Having your car’s battery fail is never a fun experience. It usually happens during the most inopportune times, causing frustrations, delays, and costly repairs. Choosing original equipment manufacturer parts (OEM) helps to avoid battery failure.
OEM batteries fit your car’s exact specifications, so you can be sure they’ll fit properly and work well with your car’s electrical system. All our Putnam locations only use OEM batteries, so you can rest assured you’re getting the best possible product. We offer a wide selection of batteries to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your car.
Convenient Locations Throughout the Bay Area
Convenience is one of our main priorities at Putnam Automotive Group. You will find a convenient Putnam location in the Bay Area, no matter where you are. We have locations in San Carlos, Burlingame, and San Mateo.
Stop by one of our locations today to get your battery condition tested or replaced. Our certified battery service technicians will take care of everything so that you can get back on the road as soon as possible.
Trusted & Certified Car & Truck Battery Service in the Bay Area
Since 1965, Putnam Automotive Group has been a trusted source for car and truck battery service in the Bay Area. We are certified by leading battery manufacturers, so you can be sure that our technicians know what they’re doing.
We offer comprehensive battery testing and battery replacement services to keep your car running like new. Visit any of our locations today for professional battery service.
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