Battery Sales & Service

Columbia CDJR Service

Battery Sales and Service in Columbia, IL

The battery in your vehicle needs to be in good shape to hold a charge from the alternator. If it does hold a sufficient charge, it can easily start your vehicle when needed. Keep in mind that batteries do have a lifetime, and at some point you will need a replacement.

Battery Services

What Are Signs of a Failing Battery?

If your car, truck, or SUV battery is beginning to fail, you will have some distinct signs to give you time to get to a certified mechanic in Columbia, IL so you won't be stranded on the side of the road. Some of the signs you may notice when you need your battery inspected and tested are a rotten egg smell under the hood. Lead-acid batteries have water and sulfuric acid in the cells and when some of it evaporates over time from using it will create an odor and it can overheat or boil. Slow-cranking is a sign of a failing battery because it doesn't have enough energy stored to crank your car as usual. If your battery light on the dashboard illuminates or your car displays a message to check your battery on the dash, this indicator will turn on and stay on until you have your battery serviced or replaced. If your electrical powered items are not working or working slowly, such as windows and dash lights, your battery may be failing.

What is Car Battery Inspection and Testing?

When you take your vehicle to have the battery tested and inspected, a certified mechanic will examine the exterior for any cracks or damages. They will also inspect the battery cable connections for corrosion. The battery is then tested with a hygrometer for an open-cell type or a machine for a closed-cell type of battery. The tests will determine if your battery is beginning to fail and you need a replacement.

What is a Car Battery Replacement?

Car battery replacement is one of the easiest and quickest services you will have as a routine service that is needed every so often. The technician will remove the two battery cables and remove the tie-down or support bar if your car has one. Then he will lift out the old battery and replace it with a new one. It only takes an expert about 5 to 10 minutes to perform this service.

Types of Battery Service

What are Mopar Certified Service & OEM Mopar Battery Benefits?

When you choose a certified Mopar service center for your car, you choose a location that will carry your parts for your specific model on hand so your service will take the least amount of time possible. Choosing an OEM Mopar battery makes certain that it fits perfectly in your vehicle and it will not need any type of retrofits to work properly. Some shade tree mechanics will use any type of car batteries for sale and charge you extra to make a tie-down or support bar or will use a side post battery in the place of a top post failed battery. This takes considerably more time and you will pay more for it in the end.

Trust only the Professionals with Your Car Battery Replacement

You should only trust a certified Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Missouri and Illinois for your battery services, such as Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We have certified technicians and carry all the OEM Mopar batteries for sale in Columbia covering all makes and models of cars in stock and ready to install for you. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and will get you in, service your car, and back on the road safely and right away.

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  1. Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

    500 Admiral Weinel Blvd
    Columbia, IL 62236-1983

    • Sales: (618) 281-3000
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  • Contact our Service Department at: (618) 281-3000

Service Hours

  • Monday - Friday07:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Saturday07:00AM - 05:00PM
  • SundayClosed
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