3 Reasons Your Battery Light is On

Check Battery Light

Call Our Office If You Need Service for Your Battery.

Having a good battery in your car is very important. Not only does it provide the electrical power for your dashboard and radio, but it also powers your headlights and all the computers inside your engine. If the battery light on your dashboard turns on, it is an early warning sign that something in your electrical system isn’t working correctly. Don’t wait until the battery is completely dead to bring it into the shop. Bring it by German Performance today and we will do a full diagnostic to determine what is wrong with your battery.

What Does the Battery Light Mean?

The warning lights on your dashboard are designed to signal you when there is a problem with something under your hood. Here are three problems that could trigger the battery light.

Dirty Terminals
The terminals on your battery provide the connection for the electric current in your car. If these get too dirty or corroded, your battery won’t be able to get the proper connection. This could turn on the battery light.

Bad Battery
Batteries don’t last forever. Eventually, they need to be replaced. If your battery isn’t producing enough juice to power your car, the battery light will come on to warn you that you need to change out your battery.

Bad Alternator
Once you start your car, the battery switches power over to the alternator, which provides the electrical current for your car while it is running. At the same time, it charges the battery. If the alternator isn’t working, it won’t be able to charge the battery properly.

Whatever the problem, if your check battery light is on, let us help. Call our office at (805) 466-3236 to schedule an appointment today.