If you’re in the market for an automobile, we encourage you to visit our convenient location to see our inventory of the latest Subaru cars. One thing that every vehicle has in common is the need for maintenance. Believe it or not, even your automobile’s battery needs some TLC. The winter is a great time for you to give your battery the attention it needs.

Caring for your battery begins with having it tested. Testing your battery is essential, especially if your battery is three years-old or older. Like a lot of other components, your battery will experience wear and tear over time, which will inhibit its ability to produce power. By testing your battery, you’ll know if it has enough power to get you through the winter or if you need to get a new battery.

To prevent your battery from dying prematurely, you should make it a point to turn off the things that may continue to draw power from your battery even when your vehicle is off. When you turn your car off, make sure your navigation system, headlights, radio, windshield wipers, climate control system, and heated seats are all not still running.

As a Subaru car dealer serving Wheaton, IL and surrounding areas, we’ll tell you that the wind can also drain your battery during winter. To prevent this from happening, park your automobile in an enclosed space whenever it’s possible for you to do so.

Cleaning your battery is a big part of caring for it properly. If there’s corrosion on your battery’s terminals, it can prevent your battery from providing power even if it’s charged. Remove any corrosion that’s on your battery’s terminals and wipe your battery off using a rag.

For more tips about caring for your battery, visit Gerald Subaru of Naperville on Aurora Avenue today.