Imagine this: you get into your vehicle in the morning to find it won't start. You start to feel stressed because you have somewhere to be and on time. Your first instincts may tell you to check your car battery. Luckily, there is a simple way to have your vehicle's battery tested to determine if it is the reason your car won't start.
Aside from a dead battery, a defective alternator can also cause the same issue of preventing your car from starting. The battery and alternator work hand in hand to start your vehicle, so any wires, circuits, fuses, or parts within the system can create start-up problems.
If you are concerned about your vehicle battery's health, Autotrends are here to help. We invite you to bring your vehicle into our shop in Greensboro, NC, where our expert team can test both your battery and alternator to pinpoint the issue firsthand. You also have the option to remove your car battery yourself and bring it here for testing.
If you prefer to test your battery at home, you will need special equipment to do so. You will need either a voltmeter or power probe to do so. Most of the time, you can usually find either of these tools at your local auto parts store or online. However, it may be cheaper and easier to have your battery tested at an auto repair shop if you don't know what you are doing.
It can be challenging to determine whether your car start problem is battery-related or alternator-related. With our state-of-the-art test equipment, our team can quickly test your battery for you. For all of your battery and alternator repairs, give us a call at (336) 554-7276 or visit our shop in Greensboro, NC.