Battery Centre

Even a new battery can go bad quickly if your truck, SUV or sedan has a faulty electrical charging system. The problem may be your vehicle's alternator, which recharges the battery whenever you drive. A worn out or damaged alternator may not produce enough electricity to replenish the power used during driving--starting the vehicle, operating lights and other equipment such as power windows and smart phones.

Look for the warning signs of battery fatigue: difficulty with vehicle starting, low headlight intensity, power accessories that are sluggish (lift gates or windows that operate slower than normal).

Battery services offered by the Quick Lane at Midland battery centre include: 

 

  • FREE Battery inspection
  • Battery replacement
  • Charging system inspection
  • Battery cable cleaning and replacement
  • Battery fluid refilling
  • Alternator replacement

 

Quick Lane at Midland battery centre recycles automotive batteries. This environmentally-friendly program helps reduce resources needed to manufacture new batteries while diverting toxic waste from landfills. 

Don't let all the small electronics turn a good day bad

Don't let all the small electronics turn a good day bad

It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences. 

So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?

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Battery basics: Keep your vehicle's energy flowing

Battery basics: Keep your vehicle's energy flowing
A weak battery can leave you out in the cold, literally. Not all batteries require maintenance, but following some basic health tips can improve the life of your car’s battery.
 
An automobile’s battery is made of lead and plastic components. It contains an electrolyte solution of sulfuric acid and water. When you turn your car key, the electrolyte solution delivers a short burst of high power.
 

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