Car Batteries and Charging Systems in Ellicott City, MD

Ellicott City’s Trusted Auto Battery Professionals -- AutoStream Car Care Center

From the engine to the radio, your car relies on its battery and charging system to power core systems and conveniences found throughout your vehicle. Especially with innovations being installed into cars every year, it’s so important that this system is working properly. At AutoStream Car Care Center in Ellicott City, Maryland, we can make sure that’s always the case for your vehicle. Our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors use state-of-the-art equipment and components to repair or replace whatever may be plaguing your car’s charging system. Whether you have a dead battery or a failing alternator, know our team can perform the services you need with the quality and care you deserve.

How to Maintain Your Car’s Battery

Although we suggest having your car’s battery and charging system serviced by professionals, we also recommend practicing safe habits that protect them. By actively caring for this system, you’ll be able to enjoy a quality performing vehicle for much longer. Here are two things we actively recommend you employ into your auto maintenance routine to ensure your car’s battery is always functional:

Turnoff Your Headlights!

If there’s one avoidable mistake that has left many vehicle owners unable to start their vehicle, it’s leaving the headlights on. Doing this drains the battery and, since the car isn’t on, the alternator won’t be able to help maintain its charge. The result? A dead battery and a vehicle that can’t start. Fortunately, most vehicles will give you an indicator that the headlights are still on or it’ll shut them off automatically, but it’s still important to check for yourself to ensure you avoid a dead battery.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Whether you’re driving in extreme heat or the frigid cold, these conditions can wreak havoc on your car’s battery. If you find yourself in either situation, make sure your car is properly sheltered in a garage. Even if the garage isn’t climate controlled, limiting the outside exposure can help prolong the battery’s life. If this isn’t an option, make sure you have your car’s battery checked before the season begins so you can have a fresh, new battery in place.

Keep Your Car Powered

Much of your car’s core systems and conveniences rely on the battery and charging system. Make sure everything is staying powered and functional and schedule a service with the trusted professionals in Ellicott City, Maryland — AutoStream Car Care Center. Our ASE Master Certified professionals can quickly perform the necessary repairs to ensure everything is in proper order. Whatever problems you may be experiencing, know that our team can help you fix it.

You can schedule your next service by giving us a call at (410) 381-1130 or by using our quick and convenient online scheduling system. If you want to stop by and schedule your service in person, feel free to visit us on 4755 Dorsey Hall Drive, as our team would be more than happy to meet and work with you. We can’t wait for you to stop by.