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Why did my car not start?

Why did my car not start? Your vehicle may not have started due to a faulty battery. If you are not driving as much like many people right now then your battery may have died due to a lack of driving. Newer vehicles have many modules that are on even if your vehicle is turned off. These modules keep the computer working properly and all the other electrical components. We recommend for you to take your car out for a drive at least once a week. If you are concerned about your battery stop by and we will perform a free battery check for you. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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My car died while I was driving

This could be from an electrical fault with your battery. If one of the cells in your battery has failed then it can and will cause an electrical fault. This can cause erratic behavior with your electrical components including your wipers, radio and heater.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car was hard to start

Your car could have been hard to start due your battery needing replacement. Your battery has a life of 4 to 6 years - this depends on the type and quality of your battery. If your battery is good quality then many times you can exceed the 6 year mark, if it isn't then your battery may only last for 2 to 4 years. Quality does make a difference in the longevity of your battery life. When your battery is weak then it will cause your car to crank slowly and a hard start.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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When I turn my key my car won't start

This could be due to multiple things. The first thing that should be checked is your battery. Your battery should last from 4 to 6 years, but if you live in a hot or cold climate then your battery may not last as long. Many times a battery that is getting older will stop working when we have a big swing in temperature - like when we get our first cold snap or our first hot day of the year. We do free battery checks - just give us a call and we will take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why does my car battery keep dying?

We are open and ready to take care of you. We can provide you with a no touch service. We will pickup, deliver and sanitize your car. Soon we will be able to go places again and we want you to be ready for it.  If your car battery keeps dying then it could be that it's time to replace your battery. A battery will last from 4 to 7 years. This range depends on the quality of your battery and the climate that you live in. We provide a free electrical check and we can take care of all your automotive and electrical needs.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why did my car battery die?

Hi! We want to make sure you know that we are open and ready to take care of you. We are offering touchless service. We will pickup, deliver and sanitize your vehicle for you. We know that in this uncertain time the last thing you want to worry about is your vehicle so we're making that one less thing to worry about.  If you car battery has died suddenly then it could be from a couple of issues. One it could be your battery is just old and it's time for a replacement. Your battery should last from 4 to 7 years, it just depends on the quality of your battery and the climate that you live in. The other option is that your alternator has stopped functioning and caused your battery to die. The only way to know for sure is to bring your vehicle in and we will do a free electrical test on it for you. We will test your battery, alternator and your starter.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car won't turn on

If your car won't start or even turn on it's probably your battery. Batteries typically last anywhere from 4-7 years. This depends on the type of battery and of course the quality. When replacing your battery you should have the battery cables and terminals checked to make sure you won't have more issues in the future. Of course if your could be bad sooner than that and most places will have a guarantee. These are typically 12 months to 30 months and again this depends on the battery you purchased.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why did my battery die?

Batteries have a life span that is typically 5-7 years. This depends on the type of battery it also depends on the area of the country where you live. If you happen to live in an area that has extreme hot and cold cycles then your battery will not last as long as if you lived in an area that had milder temperatures that were not as extreme. Fortunately in the Willamette Valley in Oregon we don't have huge swings in temperature typically. We will have a few days that is gets warm and a few that are really cold, but mostly we have mild temperatures.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My battery was jumped wrong and my car won't start

In almost all cases your vehicle will need to be towed. This can be a costly repair depending on what was damaged. It can damage many components of your electrical system and battery. We always start by checking your battery function and your fuses. Then after those have been checked we move on to control modules and wiring damage. Sometimes we are lucky and it's just a blown fuse and you're back on the road. When ever you are having your battery jumped for any reason make sure it is hooked up properly.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why should I clean my battery terminals

Your battery terminals should be cleaned whenever you start to get corrosion. The battery acid that is causing the corrosion is damaging to your battery terminals and to the battery cables. If these are not cleaned it can cause damage to the terminals which can shorten the life of your battery. It will also cause damage to the battery cables, and even to your wiring harness. These would then need to be replaced. When your battery corrosion gets bad it can cause a no start issue.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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