Have you ever tried starting your car but the ignition failed to turn over? If so, this is the first sign of a malfunctioning battery.

There are several factors that impact the life of your vehicle's battery, the most important of which is the climate in which you live. Luckily for us, we are located in the Midwest where it is recommended to replace your battery every 4-6 years. Compare that to warmer states like Texas where it is recommended to switch it out every 2-3 years, and you'll realize that we don't have it so bad after all.

Regardless of how long you have had your current battery, ensuring that it is working properly is vital to the long-term health of your vehicle. Therefore, here are a few telltale signs to watch out for that may indicate that it is time to have the battery in your car inspected or possibly replaced:

  • Engine turns over sluggishly
  • Slight hesitation before engine finally turns over
  • Battery needs a jump-start
  • Corrosion surrounding battery terminals
  • Battery is 4 years or older
  • Warning light is illuminated on the dashboard
  • Battery has outlived its warranty period


Napleton's Valley Hyundai

4333 Ogden Ave
Hours & Directions Aurora, IL 60504

  • Sales: (630) 423-5137
  • Service: (630) 423-5138

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed