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Battery Service in Gorham, NH

Contact or stop by Berlin City Chevrolet Buick GMC’s Service Department in Gorham, NH for battery services today. Don’t wait until you’re stranded on the side of the road, check and service your battery before it dies or is in critical condition. Our certified technicians have experience with a wide variety of makes and models to ensure your battery is getting the quality service it deserves.

While testing and inspecting your battery, we will review points and terminals for potential leaking and deterioration. Checking your battery cables for damage or deterioration will help guarantee that your battery will be reliable and safe for the moments you need them most. During our inspection, we’ll also make sure your battery is good to go and ensure that you can enjoy an ongoing stable connection. So come by today for a free consultation or schedule a service online. And don’t forget to check out our ongoing Service Offers to access unmatched savings on your next service.

Importance of Battery Inspections & Replacements

Batteries will naturally begin to lose their charge over time, causing the overall output and performance standards to decline. Large fluctuations in temperature can also cause batteries to become more susceptible to draining and deterioration. Routine battery inspections help maintain the soundness and stability of your battery’s power. By checking twice a year during your oil change, you can help prevent further damage and ensure a clean battery area.

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Battery Dying Warning Signs

It can be hard to tell when you should replace your battery. But at Berlin City Chevrolet Buick GMC’s Service Center in Gorham, NH, we can check your battery during your routine oil inspection, so you’ll know the approximate life expectancy of your battery so you know when the right time will be to replace it. Some common warning sign you’ll be able to notice yourself includes:

  • The vehicle’s ignition won’t start
  • Dimmer interior and exterior lights
  • Display or air conditioner malfunctions

How to Test your Vehicle’s Car Battery

Here’s how to test the voltage of your vehicle’s battery:

  1. Turn off your vehicle and all of its accessories. Accessories include any interior or exterior lighting and the car radio.
  2. Set your multimeter to 20V DC.
  3. Place the red positive multimeter lead on the battery’s positive terminal (indicated by a + symbol or red cover).
  4. Place the black negative multimeter lead on the battery’s negative terminal.
  5. Read the output measurement on the multimeter. If you are getting a reading of fewer than 12.4 volts then you may need to charge the vehicle’s battery.

Berlin City GM Battery Service Benefits

At Berlin City Chevrolet Buick GMC, our commitment to you and your vehicle goes far beyond our dedicated sales team. Our service center is ready to assist you with your battery needs, questions, and concerns. In addition to offering quick and competitively priced services by certified technicians, we also have a stocked Parts Department and offer exclusive discounts through our Berlin City Care Program. And if you’re interested in bundling and saving, our Berlin City Care Program offers a variety of services at unbeatable prices! Speaking of great deals, make sure to take some time to browse all our latest Service Specials. Additional reasons to service your battery at Berlin City Chevrolet Buick GMC include:

  • Free Estimates and Free WiFi
  • We offer Goodyear Tires, Michelin Tires, and more
  • We offer GM Accessories and Parts
  • We offer Rentals, Saturday Service, and Shuttle Service Available
  • We also offer free inspections and do state inspections

Battery Service FAQs

A battery’s lifespan will depend on several factors, on average a battery can last five or more years depending on usage.

Most manufacturers recommend that you get your battery tested at least twice per year. In colder areas, battery fluctuations and drainage are more common so it’s important to inspect your battery before and after winter.

Batteries can be damaged or drained when you leave your lights on, if intense weather fluctuations occur, if there is ongoing corrosive damage, in the presence of charging issues, and more.

The average cost of a battery can range from around $300.

  • Brake Inspection and Repair
  • Tire rotation
  • Fluid and tire check
  • A/C and Heating Inspection
  • Transmission flushing and repair
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Battery test
  • Engine checkup

There are numerous reasons why a vehicle won't start. If it's related to the battery, the starter will generally not crank the engine. This is the telltale "click, click, click" you hear when you turn the key or push the start button that lasts for about 10 seconds. The battery voltage and charging information in the Driver Information Center (DIC) can also make you aware if the alternator is not charging the battery properly, or if a loose battery or starter cable is causing a problem.

In most instances, driving will recharge the battery fully in 1-2 hours, unless there is an issue with the vehicle. If your vehicle does not restart after driving it, have it towed to your nearest Certified Service experts to have a diagnosis performed.

The best thing that you can do is have your Certified Service technician perform a test on your battery when you get your oil changed. This helps monitor the status of the battery and helps prevent you from being in a situation where your vehicle won't start.

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