Professional Automotive Tech Question On Your Battery
Professional Automotive Tech Question:
I’m Jon in Indianapolis, IN. For some time now. I’ve been having some battery problems. I had trouble starting my car so naturally I bought a new battery. After I first installed the battery everything was fine. Then a short time later I started having the same problem. So I thought I must have gotten a bad battery. I went back to the same parts store, they were happy to exchange it for me. Again, everything was fine for a while then I had trouble starting my car again. So here I go back to the parts store. When I walked in with my battery, the guy behind the counter recognized me and asked why I needed yet another battery? He asked if he could test it for me. So he tested my battery and it was OK. Apparently I’ve been replacing good batteries. What’s wrong with my SUV?
Professional Automotive Answer:
Jon, I applaud your efforts to save yourself some money and try to do this yourself. Unfortunately you based your decision to replace your battery on too little information.
First, Jon was right to suspect battery failure. He probably should’ve asked to have his battery tested the first time he went to the parts store. This would have helped him to know that it was something else.
There could be a number of reasons why Jon’s car wouldn’t start. Unfortunately, he spent how many hours of unnecessary expense and inconvenience and still has an SUV that isn’t dependable? We see this type of situation a lot. People want to save money so they try and do things themselves. Then after they have spent too much time and money on wrong repairs they finally listen to their wife and come in looking for help. We would much rather you come in and speak with us first. We will save you that time and money. If you find yourself in a situation like Jon, do yourself a favor and talk to a professional at Professional Automotive. If you live in the Indianapolis, Castleton or Fishers area, give us a call. We will do what is best and take great care of you.
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