Car Battery Care and Maintenance

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Car Battery Care: A Comprehensive Guide from Northside Auto Repair

Winter is here, and with it comes the chilly mornings and the dread of a dead car battery. It’s a common scenario that many of us have experienced: you’re ready to leave your house on a frosty morning, only to find that your car won’t start. That’s why at Northside Auto Repair, we believe in the importance of regular battery checks and timely replacements.

Don’t Let Winter Drain You: The Importance of Battery Checks and Replacements

The cold winter weather can be particularly harsh on your car’s battery. In fact, cold temperatures can slow down the chemical reactions inside the battery, making it harder for it to deliver the necessary power to start your car. This is why it’s crucial to ensure your battery is in good working condition as the winter season approaches.

Regular battery checks are not just a preventive measure to save you from the inconvenience of a dead battery on a cold winter morning, but also a critical part of car maintenance. These checks help identify signs of weakness or potential issues that could affect your battery’s performance.

Spotting the Signs of a Weakening Battery

If your battery is older or showing signs of weakness, it might be time to consider a replacement. But how do you know if your battery is on its last legs? Here are a few signs to look out for:

  1. Difficult Starts: If your car takes longer than usual to start, this may be a sign that your battery is losing its charge.
  2. Dimming Lights: If the lights in your car are dimmer than usual, it could indicate that your battery is not providing sufficient power.
  3. Warning Light: Most cars have a battery warning light on the dashboard. If this light is on, it’s a clear sign that something might be wrong with your battery.

Ensuring Reliable Starts All Winter Long

At Northside Auto Repair, we understand the importance of a reliable car, especially during the winter months. That’s why we recommend replacing your battery if it’s showing signs of weakness or if it’s older.

A new battery can ensure that your car starts reliably all winter long, giving you peace of mind and saving you from potential inconveniences. Don’t let the winter drain you or your car’s battery. Regular battery checks and timely replacements are key to avoiding the inconvenience of a dead battery on a cold winter morning. At Northside Auto Repair, we are here to help you with all your winter car maintenance needs.

Contact us today to schedule your car battery check or replacement.

Springtime Brake Inspection

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Why You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked at Northside Auto Repair, a Neighborhood NAPA AutoCare Center

At Northside Auto Repair, we understand that vehicle safety is a top priority for you and your family. That’s why we highly recommend getting your brakes checked regularly. Don’t wait until it’s too late to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

Importance of Regular Brake Inspections

Regular brake inspections are essential because they identify any issues before they become major problems. Our team of ASE certified mechanics at Northside Auto Repair will inspect all brake components, including brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, and calipers, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

Addressing these problems promptly can help you avoid costly repairs or complete brake failure. By having your brakes inspected regularly, you can have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is safely equipped to stop.

What Can Go Wrong with Brake Parts?

Brake systems are comprised of multiple parts that work in unison to bring your vehicle to a stop. Over time, these parts can become worn, damaged or corroded, leading to reduced braking performance and potential failure.

The most common issues with brake systems are worn brake pads and rotors. When brake pads wear down, the metal backing plate starts rubbing against the rotor, causing a metal-on-metal grinding sound and reduced stopping power. In extreme cases, brake pads can completely wear down, leaving the metal backing plate to grind against the rotor, causing severe damage and complete brake failure.

Similarly, rotors can become overheated, warped, or corroded, leading to a shuddering sensation or pulsating brake pedal when you apply the brakes. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to complete brake failure, putting you, passengers, and other drivers on the road in danger.

Get Up to $50 Back on New NAPA Brakes and Components

This month, customers who have new NAPA Brakes and components installed at Northside Auto Repair can get up to $50 back. NAPA Brakes are designed to provide superior stopping power, noise-free performance, and longer life, backed by the NAPA’s nationwide Peace-of-Mind Warranty.

Your safety is our top priority. Contact Northside Auto Repair, your neighborhood NAPA AutoCare Center, today to schedule a brake inspection. Contact us today to learn more about this offer.