Subaru Battery Service

Subaru Car Battery Service and Maintenance in Columbus, OH

One of the great things about a Subaru tends to be the car battery. In the old days, one had to regularly check a car battery to top off the water levels and make sure they were sufficiently "wet", or the battery would fail. Today's Subaru car batteries don't have this issue and are generally described as "maintenance-free." But they still do require some level of monitoring to ensure the battery performs its expected lifetime versus cutting off too early. Replacing your Subaru's battery is necessary every three to five years.

 

More Than Just Turning on Your Subaru

Battery maintenance is more than just the battery. It's a process of examining and inspecting the entirety of your Subaru's electrical system. That includes the battery itself and testing how well it can hold a charge, the terminal connections and cleaning them of any corrosion, whether the connection cables are in working order and tight or if there are problems and any other visible issues that need attention. Most folks just assume the battery is fine if their Subaru turns on, but the above can all contribute to battery problems as well.

Subaru Battery Maintenance Avoids Headaches

When a Subaru car owner brings a vehicle in for battery maintenance, it's probably one of the best ways to avoid a breakdown on the road or getting stuck somewhere with a dead car battery. A weak battery can still potentially turn on your Subaru and allow you to go on a trip. However, what typically happens is that the battery can't hold the charge generated by the alternator. So, when it gets parked for a few hours, the battery drains quickly, only to be a frustrating surprise for you the next morning, hoping to continue your trip. The typical car battery jump assistance can take anywhere from one to four hours to get help, depending on where the person is, and the battery may still need to be replaced afterward. The better approach is regular maintenance with Subaru battery testing and inspection, keeping a battery running at an optimum level, or spot an issue before any big trip occurs.

Temperature is a Big Issue for Battery Performance

Keep in mind, car batteries are also sensitive to conditions. Very hot climates and temperatures can also hamper a car battery or cause draining. On the other hand, winter driving can pull energy from a battery if the car is sitting in a park for a long time running the heater and not charging the battery with a working engine. Both extremes can contribute to problems, particularly on older car batteries. This is why our Subaru team regularly checks batteries on our customer's cars when requested for any signs of weakness, especially during the harder months of the year for driving, i.e., winter and summer.

Old Battery in Your Subaru? Give It a Checkup at Germain Subaru of Columbus

If you're considering the possibility that your car battery has seen a few years and could use a checkup or are looking for Subaru batteries for sale in Columbus, give us a call at Germain Subaru of Columbus and schedule a service appointment. We also service customers from Grove City, Hilliard, West Jefferson, and Dublin, OH. We will check the charging system, the voltage regulator, and make sure your car's alternator is also working correctly with the battery. We can easily take care of your car as a drop-in as well. We also have car batteries for sale if a replacement is needed. Give us a call or email to get started and have peace of mind while driving.

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Germain Subaru of Columbus

1395 Auto Mall Pkwy
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: 800-514-0510

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
 

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