Battery Repair and Replacement in Macon

Driving down the road, enjoying the freedom of the open highway, the last thing you want is for your car’s battery to start having issues. Your automotive battery is crucial in powering various electrical components and starting your vehicle. That’s why it’s essential to give it the care and attention it deserves; otherwise, you may end up stranded with an expensive repair bill.

We’re here to help you get the most out of your Ford by properly maintaining its various systems. The battery in your car plays a critical role in your vehicle, and when it goes bad, you’re stuck until you get it replaced. Knowing when and how to check your battery can reduce many headaches and help you stay on the road.

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Indicators It’s Time for Service or Replacement

If you pay attention to what your car tells you, you’ll know when it’s time to replace your vehicle’s battery. There are several obvious and not-so-obvious signs that your battery is on its way out the door. We’ll break down a few of these symptoms so you know what to look for.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, contact our service department,  and we’ll take care of your battery for you:

  • Difficulty starting your vehicle.
  • Dimming headlights and electrical issues.
  • Corrosion on battery terminals.
  • Car battery is draining fast.
  • Needing frequent jump starts.

Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Regular maintenance and professional inspections can significantly extend your battery’s life and prevent inconvenient breakdowns. If you need clarification about your battery’s condition, it’s always wise to consult an experienced automotive technician who can diagnose any issues and guide you on the best course of action.

Battery Inspection

Automotive battery inspections are a crucial part of maintaining the health and performance of your vehicle. During these inspections, we evaluate several key components and factors to ensure your battery functions optimally. Firstly, the physical condition of the battery is examined, checking for any signs of corrosion, leaks, or damage. The battery terminals and cables are also inspected to ensure they are securely connected and debris-free. Voltage levels are measured to assess the battery’s overall charge and capacity. Additionally, load testing may be performed to evaluate how the battery performs under a simulated load.

This comprehensive inspection helps identify potential issues and allows for timely maintenance or replacement, ensuring that your automotive battery remains in peak condition and is ready to power your vehicle whenever needed.

Our team of skilled technicians is equipped to test your battery, and we can let you know if it can be repaired or needs replacing.

Battery Repair and Replacement

In some cases, specific battery issues can be resolved through repair. Common battery repair options include cleaning corroded terminals and cables, replacing damaged connectors, and fixing loose or faulty wiring. With these repair techniques, we aim to address specific problems and restore the battery’s functionality. Battery repair can be cost-effective, especially if the battery is relatively new and the damage is limited.

However, there are instances where battery repair may not be sufficient or practical. Factors such as severe damage, significant age, or recurring issues may indicate the need for battery replacement. Choosing one that matches your vehicle’s specifications, including voltage, group size, and terminal orientation, is crucial when replacing a battery. Our knowledgeable staff will know exactly which battery your vehicle needs, taking the guesswork out of buying a battery.

Parts and Labor Warranties

When it comes to warranty coverage for Ford and Motorcraft parts, including batteries, there are specific terms and durations to be aware of. The general limited warranty provides coverage for 24 months with unlimited miles and no exceptions for commercial use. The warranty period begins on the day we install the battery for you.

Specific to batteries, Ford offers different warranty durations depending on the battery series. The BXT Tested Tough MAX batteries are covered for 36 months, providing an extended warranty period for added peace of mind. The BXL Tested Tough PLUS batteries have a warranty coverage of 24 months. For other battery series, warranty durations may vary, so refer to the specific warranty information provided for those batteries.

These warranty terms aim to give customers confidence in the quality and performance of Ford and Motorcraft parts, including batteries. It is important to note that warranty coverage is subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Ford, and any warranty claims should be addressed according to the specified procedures to ensure proper resolution.

Why Visit Riverside Ford for Battery Service?

It’s best to entrust your vehicle’s battery to a technician who truly understands your Ford. When it comes to Ford vehicles, there’s no one better equipped to handle your battery replacement and service in the Macon, GA area than Riverside Ford and our team of skilled technicians.

Choosing Riverside Ford for your battery service and installation has many benefits that ensure a seamless experience. These include:

  • Using only original equipment manufacturer parts.
  • Equipped with a full-service maintenance and repair facility.
  • A parts and labor warranty backs all repairs.
  • Clean and comfortable waiting areas with free Wi-Fi.
  • Available shuttle service to and from your home.

Our team at Riverside Ford takes pride in providing exceptional customer service. Our staff is not only friendly and welcoming but also highly knowledgeable. We’re always ready to answer any questions, offer expert advice, and guide you through the battery installation process or any other service that your Ford needs.

Does Your Battery Need Replacing?

Keep your battery healthy and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re prepared for any journey ahead. Visit us at Riverside Ford for your battery service and experience the difference that comes with entrusting your vehicle to experts who understand your Ford inside and out. Contact us today, and we’ll gladly schedule you for your next service.  We offer tire, oil, and brake services in addition to our battery services. Don’t forget to check out our service specials to save money maintaining your Ford.