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If after devouring all the information from the previous articles on how to perform a car battery jumpstart, you have come to the decision that it's best to call an expert for help, read on. Julie Sussman, et al (Dare To Repair Your Car) DIFM suggestion is simple. Call us! Either for us to do the jumpstart or maybe for a tow to the nearest reputable shop. Tips on how to buy the right car battery on the next post!
Do It For Me
Do it for me, in this case, means having the car towed. Be sure to follow the safety guidelines for towing and remember that the towing company will probably not jump-start the battery; instead, it will tow your car to a repair shop or a dealership.
Buying a New Battery
One of the biggest mistakes a car owner can make is thinking that you shouldn't buy a new battery until the old one dies. That attitude may work for a toaster, but when your safety is at risk, it's time to shift the old paradigm. Just remember, it's always much easier if you make the choice of when to replace the battery instead of the battery choosing the time for you.
The most common sign that a battery needs to be replaced is when it takes more than one try to start the engine and its happened more than once. There's no set amount of time from when you first notice a sign and when the battery will stop working (although it can be just a day or two).You can use a battery charger in a pinch, but it's not a permanent solution.
If the battery warning light on the dashboard is lit, it's usually not the first sign, but it may be the last. It could mean that the battery does not have enough cold cranking amps or there's a problem with the alternator.
Before You Buy
Even though you won't be installing the battery yourself, you need to be the one who decides which battery goes in your car. If you go into a shop to buy a battery without knowing what type is required for your car, then you're as powerless as your car's dead battery. You may accidentally be sold a battery that has been sitting around the shop for too long, or you may be pushed to buy one that's on sale even though it’s not the correct type for your car.
Two primary bits of information are needed in order to get the right battery for your car, both of which can be found on a sticker on the driver's doorjamb or in the car owner's manual: (1) the cold cranking amps; and, (2) the casing size."