Should You Replace the Battery in Your Land Rover this Winter

If your battery is between 3 and 5 years old, you may want to consider replacing it this winter.  Your Land Rover will run better during the colder months in San Diego, and you won’t have to worry about it when it is inconvenient.

Reasons to Replace the Battery in Your Land Rover:

  • If you try to start your Land Rover and it has a slow start or starts sluggish, then you may need a new battery.  If there is a lag in how long it takes to turn over, even if it is a few seconds, this is usually a sign of a battery going out. 
  • Electrical problems in your Land Rover are sometimes a sign of a weak battery.  If your radio, lighting, and dashboard are dim or aren’t working the way they should, have your battery checked to make sure that it is working correctly.
  • If you open the hood to your Land Rover and notice that there is an odor that is similar to rotten eggs, then it is probably a sign that your battery is damaged, and there might be fluid leaking from it.  To be safe, have your battery replaced and inspected by a professional mechanic at British Garage.
  • You may notice that the connectors to your battery are corroded, which can cause a bad connection.  It is crucial to get rid of the corrosion to avoid further repair needs.  You may also need a new battery to avoid your connectors corroding in the future.

Once you get a new battery, there are things you can do to increase its lifespan.

  • Make it a habit to turn off your lights every time you exit your Land Rover.
  • Try not to let your vehicle idle for long periods.  If you do have to idle, don’t use the components that drain your battery, such as the radio. 
  • Make sure that your battery is steady and appropriately secured under the hood.  If you have questions about the position of your battery, have a service professional to inspect its position.
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