Battery Service in Seaside, CA

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Battery Service at Premier Hyundai of Seaside

Your battery is what provides power for all the electrical systems in your vehicle. Your battery should last a while because your alternator helps keep it charged when you drive. If you try to start your car and it won’t start, it likely means you have battery problems or you have a problem with your ignition and starting system. To keep these components working as they should, it is important to keep your battery healthy with preventative maintenance. If you live in or around San Jose, Salinas, or Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can get your battery serviced at Premier Hyundai of Seaside.

Reasons Your Hyundai Won’t Start

If starting your car is a problem, here are some reasons that may be causing the problem:

  • Problems with your starting system: It may not be your battery at all; there may be a mechanical problem preventing ignition, keeping your battery from charging when you drive, or draining your battery.
  • The age of the battery may be affecting its ability to hold a charge. You may need a new battery if a jump start fails or if the car won’t start the next day.
  • Your battery may be drained, but healthy. This could be caused by someone leaving lights on, such as the dome light, or some other battery draining feature. If this is the case, a jump start or battery charge may be all you need.

If you do a jump start and it still doesn’t start the engine, have your battery tested by the professionals at Premier Hyundai of Seaside. If the battery is in good shape, then you’ll want to get a diagnostic service performed to find the problem, beginning with your alternator and starter.

If it’s not the battery, then why won’t my car start?

If the battery is healthy and fully charged, many times the problem lies with the ignition switch, the starter, the alternator, your fuses, or the spark plugs. A diagnostic will help us find the root of the problem. It is also a good idea to clean your battery terminals and connectors. If they are corroded or dirty, your car may still start, but the only way to test your battery properly is with a voltmeter and clean posts and cables make that easier.

Battery Service with Hyundai of Seaside

Our service center will clean the battery, the terminals, and the connectors and will then use the voltmeter to check your battery’s health. If the battery needs to be replaced, we will talk with you and make recommendations for a new battery that will work for you. We will install the new battery and dispose of the old battery. If the problem lies with other electrical components like the starter, the plugs, the alternator, ignition switch, or fuses, we will advise you of how to proceed.

At Premier Hyundai of Seaside, we are here for you, and we want to get you back on the road safely, and as quickly as possible. Schedule your battery service today.