Volkswagen Battery Service in Jacksonville, FL

Battery Service

If you go out to your car one morning and turn the key, but the vehicle won't start, it's possible that you need Volkswagen battery service. Climb out and take a look at the battery itself. Depending on the kind of vehicle you have, it could be located in several places. Under the hood is likely, but models like the Volkswagen Touareg have them under the drivers' seat, so you might want to consult your owner's manual.

A battery that is obviously swollen or has cracks or leaks definitely needs attention as soon as possible. Come stop by our dealership in Jacksonville, FL, for VW battery service. Read on to learn more about what can cause this issue in the first place and how we can help.

When Do You Need Battery Service?

Your battery is one of the most essential components of your vehicle, helping give your vehicle the boost of power it needs to start and supporting the car's computer, lights, and other electrical components. This can be rather draining work. The battery even drains when your car is off by supplying power to your alarm system, for example.

Running the engine helps to charge the battery again. However, if you're in the habit of only taking your car on short 15-minute jaunts or sometimes don't drive your vehicle for a couple of weeks at a time, then you might find your battery running on empty and in need of a jump-start.

If you have access to another vehicle and jumper cables, you can attempt to jump-start it yourself. However, we recommend talking to professionals, like members of our team, before attempting it, as doing this incorrectly can cause further damage to your vehicle. You can also have your car brought in.

Your battery might also experience other issues that can impact its performance. Corrosion might need to be cleaned from the terminals, for example, or there may be another charging issue. Often, battery problems are accompanied by an illuminated light on your dashboard. This light might also turn on if you have a problem with your alternator. Either way, we can help you diagnose it.

Leaks can also develop from overcharging or other causes, resulting in a rotten smell or a swollen or cracked case, etc. In that situation, visit us immediately for battery replacement service to keep you and your family as safe as possible.

A lot of these problems don't happen on a set schedule. Instead, they require you to pay attention to your vehicle's body language and sound cues. However, you should also review your owner's manual when buying a new car since this can give you an expectation of your battery's anticipated life span, which can vary a lot by vehicle. In some cars, five to seven years is expected. In others, especially hybrid vehicle batteries, age expectancy is often greater.

How to Take Care of Your Car Battery

Volkswagen vehicles are supportive partners and will give back what you give to them. To help your battery do its job, go for a drive of 30 minutes or so every few days to give it a chance to recharge. If you're going on a month-long vacation over the summer, you might want to ask a family friend to do this for you or ask our team for car care advice.

You should also avoid leaving the lights or any other electronics on when the car is idling or when the vehicle is not in use, as this will drain the battery faster. You can also clean the corrosion from the terminals with a toothbrush and a paste made of baking soda and water; don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.

Finally, looking after your car as a whole can help reduce strain on the battery. Plus, our experts can look at this area of your vehicle while performing other necessary tasks, like oil change service or brake pad replacement. This way, you're less likely to experience an unpleasant surprise.

Arrange Volkswagen Battery Replacement Service Today

If you suspect that your vehicle needs VW battery replacement, our service center is open to you. Our team of highly qualified technicians knows the cars that we sell at our dealership like members of their own families and will care for them just as thoroughly. We can also apply any active dealer-provided Volkswagen warranties.

We're happy to see you for a scheduled appointment, but we also offer VW Service Xpress for life's everyday emergencies. This means that you can stop by even without an appointed time if you require assistance. Call us if you have any questions.