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Keep Your Hyundai’s Battery Healthy!


At Garvey Hyundai, we’re dedicated to keeping your car’s battery in top shape. The battery is the heart of your car, supplying electricity to all the complex computers and controllers within it. Whether it’s a battery inspection, replacement, or routine maintenance, our trained Hyundai technicians will ensure your battery’s external and internal health is up to par to help keep your Hyundai performing at its best.

There’s plenty to consider for keeping your battery healthy, so below we’ve answered some battery performance and maintenance questions to help you extend the life of your battery!


Hyundai Battery Performance & Maintenance Tips


How Can You Keep You Hyundai's Battery Healthy?

Here are a few easy steps you can take to maximize the health of your battery:

Avoid Abrupt Stopping and Accelerating - Your vehicle’s charging system is maximized when the vehicle is decelerating and coasting. You can prevent abrupt changes in acceleration by leaving ample room between you and the car ahead of you.

Shut Off Lights, Fans, Heaters and Radio When Car is Not in Use - These activities can drain power from your battery while the engine is off.

Unplug After-Market Plug-In Devices - Many after-market plug-in devices may drain your battery even when your car is not running. Before leaving your vehicle, make it a habit to look at the outlets and unplug any devices.

Regularly Check Your Battery - Corrosion, loose connections, dirt, or grease buildup can impact your battery’s health. Take a look under your hood at least once a month to perform a quick visual inspection of your battery, which can save you a lot of money and frustration down the road.


What Does it Mean When My Hyundai’s Battery Light is On?

The Hyundai battery warning light is a red icon that appears on your dashboard. If the battery icon is illuminated after the engine begins running, it is either a sign your vehicle’s battery is not charging or a sign there’s fault with the alternator (the car’s generator of electric power). Contact your local Hyundai service provider if your battery warning light is on so a certified technician can determine what’s at fault. 


What Causes Car Batteries to Fail?

Underhood heat and excessive vibration are the two main factors that cause battery failure. Excessive heat can chemically degrade the battery, while vibration can cause the internal structure of the battery to physically deteriorate. A properly installed heat shield and hold-down hardwire can prevent excess heat and keep your battery firmly in place. In addition, a faulty charging system can overcharge and undercharge batteries, which shorten battery life over time.


What Does a Battery Inspection & Test Include?

A car battery inspection and test consists of inspecting the external and internal components of your car’s battery to assure optimal health. The external inspection includes a visual inspection for any corrosion or mounting issues that can signal improper health. The internal inspection includes testing your battery’s state of charge with a voltmeter to see if your battery is reading at a sufficient voltage level, that it accepts and holds a charge, and that it easily recharges to return to service. Our technicians will identify any potential issues, and if it’s the case, replace your old battery with a new one.


Schedule Your Hyundai Battery Inspection Today!

Having your battery regularly inspected is the first step in maintaining your battery’s health. You can schedule your battery inspection conveniently online, or the next time you’re at your local Garvey Hyundai dealer, ask for a complimentary multi-point inspection, which includes a battery test. You’ll get peace of mind with an accurate report of your battery health! You can view our service specials for current Hyundai battery coupons and offers.