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When battery problems pop up, your vehicle will let you know

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 8:58 pm
A stock photo of a car battery being installed in a car.

How do I know if I need to get a new battery for my car?

It’s impossible to overstate how important your vehicle’s battery is to your daily life. Sure, the engine provides the power needed to move the car, but what do you think provides the power to start the engine in the first place? If you’ve had your vehicle for a while, you might be wondering, ‘How do I know if I need to get a new battery for my car?’ The Meridian Honda Blog reached out to the pros in the Meridian Honda Service Department to get a comprehensive list of signs you should be looking for, as it applies to the battery system. As always, the best way to stay on top of this important issue is to visit a qualified facility, like the one at Meridian Honda.

READ MORE: Why is your car battery always dying?

Top three signs you should replace a car battery

Off to a slow start — When everything is working properly, it feels like you barely need to touch the key to get the engine to start. However, when a battery needs to be replaced, you will clearly hear the engine struggle. One of the most likely causes is that the battery doesn’t have enough juice to start the vehicle.

Battery leak/Corrosion — The electricity produced by the battery needs to travel through the terminals and through the cables to get where it’s required. Corrosion on the terminals and cables is fairly common and can be easily removed. If this is the cause of your battery troubles, cleaning the corrosion off will fix it right away.

Time to move on — Modern automotive batteries last longer than ever before, but they don’t last forever. The average car battery should have no problems working for at least four years. There are a few things that can shorten this timeline, like continually leaving interior lights on and taking too many short trips.

Do I have to use a genuine Honda battery?

All of the parts used by Honda vehicles are designed to perform in a certain way. A genuine Honda battery will make sure that it turns out the proper amount of power at the proper rate to run all of the electrical features. Using a battery that isn’t factory-approved can lead to a lot of problems down the road.

The Meridian Honda Service Department can quickly and easily test your vehicle’s battery to see if you need a new one. If you choose to buy a battery from our parts department, you can trust it will be a Honda-approved component.

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Always great cars, great service and great people!
John Halbrook
A stress free car buying experience!! Thanks so much!
Jennifer Lee
Big thanks to Kelly Watson, Kelly Pollard and Douglas Davis! We had a wonderful experience buying our van! Great service!
Stephanie Allen Reid
I had the best ever car buying experience! Kelly Watson was friendly, funny, never pushy, and so very patient with me.
Clancy Lee Willis
Brought in my husbands truck to the body shop and WOW! What great service! Quick, friendly, and reasonably priced! Even though our vehicle isn't a Honda, they for the parts and work done faster than any other place I have been! Thanks for great service!
Leslie Horn Vollor
The absolute best place to have a car serviced! I love Meridian Honda!
Katie Elizabeth Davis
Awesome people and so easy to deal with. No need to go to Brandon or Jackson to buy a Honda!!
Beth Boatman Nabors
I've really enjoyed dealing with Adam on my last 3 Hondas The thing I like best about my new 2016 CRV is the back-up screen!!!
Wilda Gibson
I think it is an all around good business to buy a car from! The service department is absolutely wonderful, the staff is kind and caring, and they can fix your car faster than u ever thought
Lauren Pollard
Just wanted to say "Thank you!" for verifying an issue with a tire on my daughter's 2007 Honda Civic as I was driving her from the greater Houston area to Charlotte (and her on to Virginia). The Service team was friendly, accommodating, communicative at every step and if we lived anywhere close, I'd bring vehicles in there for service. Thanks again for taking care of ... us today on our travels!
Jon Walk
Caring and professional work. The people were friendly. Would recommend to everyone. I have always had a very good experience.
Came in for an oil change and tire rotation and Josh let me know a couple more things that needed to be done.
Noone was pushy, they listened to what I wanted. They were very fair to deal with. My time in and out was fast.
Fast and Friendly to the most satisfactory degree. Always ready to do what is needed and always referenced me as to the work done or needed.
Friendly staff, great service. Purchased 3 Hondas here and use them for all my service and tire needs. Sales and service are the best.
I just liked when I pulled up everybody was so friendly I love the clean building the service was excellent the service was long they were very prompt I just enjoyed my service
Salesman did a great job helping us. Had the car we wanted. Will do buisness with again when car shopping again Thanks!!!
They worked very hard to get me the car I wanted with in my payment range in a very timely manner. This dealership has a friendly atmosphere. It was an enjoyable experience. Can't say enough about Myrna, she is the best!!! Thanks for all you do!!
Can get in and out very quickly. Enjoy the coffee and friendly staff while I am waiting. Don't mind having my car serviced.
I was treated with respect, kelp up to date on repair. My salesman, Kelly Watson, was most helpful. I am always treated like I am a very special person!

Welcome to Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS

Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.

Our team at Meridian Honda is excited to get to know each of our customers on a personal level. At Meridian Honda, you will be able to browse an extensive selection of Honda cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and crossovers. This includes all of the headliners from the Honda model lineup, such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Pilot. In addition to our inventory of new vehicles, Meridian Honda is home to many top-quality pre-owned models from Honda and other brands. Take a look around our website to learn more about everything we have to offer at Meridian Honda. We look forward to your visit!