Bob Howard Acura welcomes you to discover why your Acura battery light is on.
If the car battery light comes on just when you start your car, that’s a normal system analysis. If the car battery light stays on while you are driving, then there’s likely a problem. If you are having problems with the battery, you may see that your headlights aren’t as bright, the stereo might not power on, and the windows could be moving slowly. If you see any of these things happening, you need to get to your destination or bring it to us immediately because your vehicle is about to die. If neither place can be reached, find a safe spot to park.
Like nearly everything car-related, how long you can continue to drive with the car battery light on really depends on a lot of factors. If the light just came on, you can help mitigate the problem by turning off all accessories such as the radio or AC and disconnecting any cellphones that may be connected to USB slots. Doing this can help extend the leftover battery life, but you should still attempt to come here or return home. The most critical thing to remember is to NOT shut off the engine because a dying battery won’t have the power to start the engine.
The car battery light might come on for a lot of reasons, but generally, the reasons are:
Your car works best when it has a fully-charged battery. Any one of these problems will make it difficult for your battery to get a charge. If it is not repaired as soon as possible, it can drain all of the power from your battery and maybe even leave you stranded.
If there’s a safe place to park, at least you can open the hood and look at your battery for a loose cable or corrosion on the battery terminals. Other than those quick checks, the best way to get the battery light off is to bring it here. Our knowledgeable technicians have the tools and skills to diagnose the problem. They will test everything from the health of your battery to checking out your alternator and then advise on the right plan to repair your car.
Bob Howard Acura is one of the most trusted places for engine repair in the Oklahoma City area. We happily service all vehicle makes and models. One of our factory-trained technicians will inspect your vehicle for any necessary repairs and suggest the best resolution for you and your vehicle. Schedule your Acura service in person or online today.