The simple answer to this question is no. When you purchase a new battery for your vehicle, it will come fully charged. In the past, batteries used to come dry and the distributors would have to fill them with acid. However, this isn’t the case anymore. To ensure your new battery is in fact fully charged, make sure it meets the following checklist:
- You purchased it fully-sealed
- It’s a 14-volt battery
- You purchased it from a trusted manufacturer or business.
If you don’t use your car as much anymore, it’s a good idea to get your battery checked more often. If you are unsure about any of this, we are always happy to take a look and advise you. If you have a problem with batteries visit us, our shop is open today.
Regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car running, however, even a well-maintained vehicle can still experience issues. If you’re having a hard time starting your car it might be due to an issue with your battery.
All machines, including batteries, radiate warning signals as they start degrading. Keep a check on such signs; cranking sounds and short circuits are some of the early signs that indicate the need for battery maintenance measures.