Published on September 30th, 2023 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Do Not Ignore Your Battery Warning Light
The battery warning light should not be ignored when it is lit up or flickering
This battery warning light signifies a problem with the vehicle’s charging system. Possible issues include a loose or damaged battery cable, a bad alternator, or another electrical fault. You might even see your dashboard clock light fading (assuming you have an older car that has a clock on the dashboard like we do in our 1977 VW Golf). You will also notice your vehicle headlights not shining as bright as before and it might even be a little ‘dim’.
Now, the worst possible issue will be your vehicle refusing to start (ignite).
So, when this light is on it could mean that your vehicle’s charging system is having a fault. You could also be having a loose or damaged battery cable or a bad alternator or even some other electrical fault that needs detailed attention.
Take note that if your vehicle battery is old 24 months and more), you may need to replace it. If the battery happens to be working well, you should consider other possible problems with other components, including:
- battery corrosion
- ignition switch
- starter connection
Dealing with a dead car battery is easy today with so many battery delivery services available around the country.
Now, this is not NEW news, battery failures are a common problem and even with new high technology cars (in the last 15 years or so) the car battery is stressed as we drive in heavy traffic daily.
This is why battery manufacturers provide only a 1-year warranty and year on year the price of the car battery rises a little. But even with this price rise yearly, many car authorized workshops overcharge their customers to the tune of 200% or more.