Auto Battery Service Testing Replacement in Kent WA

Dead battery? Need jump start? Battery test? Warren Secord Automotive provides car battery replacement service near Kent, WA.

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About Our Battery Service

Our automotive battery service will quickly show if your vehicle battery is able to reliability start and keep your vehicle running without problems.

What is included:

  1. Visual inspection of battery case, battery support, battery hold-down, battery terminals, battery cables, and electrolyte level.

  2. Battery capacity test and printed test report.

  3. Charge system test and printed test report

  4. Clean battery terminals.

  5. Clean battery case

If you think it is time for a car battery replacement, we can perform a battery capacity test to verify if you are correct.

Contact Warren Secord Automotive for auto battery test in Kent, WA.

If your battery capacity test is good, we can do a battery service. Dirty battery terminals and battery cable corrosion can cause slow engine cranking, dim headlights, battery charging problems.

About Our Battery Replacement Service

If you need a vehicle battery replacement, we help you select a new battery that meets your vehicle manufacturer's specifications at a price that meets your needs. Then we will recycle your old battery in an environmentally safe way.

What is included with our Battery Replacement Service:

  1. Visual inspection of battery support, battery hold-down, battery terminals, and battery cables.

  2. Clean battery terminals.

  3. Clean battery cables.

  4. Charging system test and report.

Battery Replacement Cost

Need an automotive battery price? Please request an estimate for auto battery replacement, auto battery service, and auto battery capacity test. Our service advisors and technicians will be happy to answer your questions and provide information on your best battery value.

Battery Failure Cause

Car battery failure is the #1 cause of vehicle breakdowns. The main reasons for a dead car battery are leaving the headlights on, cold weather, and simply an old battery. Also, if your vehicle has a charging system problem the battery will rapidly discharge and fail.

Battery Life

The average automotive battery lasts between three and five years. Battery life depends on battery quality, vehicle use, weather, and how many times the battery has been drained until it will no longer start the engine.

Every time the headlights are left on and the battery is run dead the battery life is shortened by one year! On average once your battery reaches three years old it is reaching the end of its reliable life.

Hot & Cold

Cold & hot temperature extremes are hard on batteries. Part of a pre-winter maintenance service should be a battery capacity test. A battery test will provide a good indication if the battery is strong enough to get you through the winter without failing.

Since modern vehicles are so dependent on electrical power for their computers having a good battery is essential for vehicle reliability.

When Battery Service Is Needed

How do I know I need a battery service?

  • Your battery is 3 to 4 years old (the average car battery life).

  • You notice the engine cranks slowly, struggling to turn over.

  • Check Engine warning light on your dashboard.

  • Headlights dim when you turn on the heater.

  • Corrosion fuzz forming around your battery.

Warren Secord Automotive provides auto battery service near Kent, WA.

We recommend an automotive battery service every fall in preparation for winter cold weather.


Warren Secord Automotive & Tire
1127 W. Smith Street, #101
Kent, WA 98032

Auto Battery FAQ

Frequently asked questions about automotive battery service and replacement.

What Causes Car Battery Failure?

Battery age, discharge to low level, charging system problem, vehicle under-hood temperatures, vehicle vibrations, and extreme cold and hot climate conditions damage the internal parts of a battery, shortening battery life.

Why Is Car Battery Service Needed?

With battery failure being the number-one cause of vehicle breakdowns, routine battery inspection and battery maintenance provides confidence that your vehicle will start and run reliably.

How Often Do I Need A Car Battery Inspection?

The average car battery life is about four years if the battery system is regularly inspected and tested. We recommend you have your battery system inspected and tested once per year as part of the pre-winter service. If you live in an area of temperature extremes of cold winters and hot summers your batter should be serviced as part of the pre-summer service and pre-winter service.

What Are Common Battery Problem Warning Signs?

  • You have to jump start your vehicle to get it running.

  • Your Check Engine Light or Charge warning light on.

  • Engine cranks over slowly, or not at all.

  • Difficult to start when cold. Starts easily when warm.

How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

The average battery life is four years. Battery quality, vehicle use, climate conditions, and battery maintenance all affect battery life. Inexpensive batteries may only last two or three years in cold temperatures, and a high quality battery that is well maintained can last as long as seven years.

Charge System Tests Good. Battery Still Goes Dead

Vehicle battery function depends on its ability to be recharged, and its ability to hold a charge. As the battery ages its ability to accept and retain a charge decreases. Your charging system may not be able to charge the battery or the battery may not be able to hold or keep the charge energy.

What Drains A Car Battery?

Vehicle batteries drain in two main ways. First, something in the vehicle is drawing energy from the battery. This can be anything from listening to the radio when the engine is not running, to leaving the headlights on without the engine running. Also, a charging system problem like an alternator problem can cause the battery to be drained even with the engine running. A battery test and a charging system test can pinpoint the cause of a battery drain.

What Size Car Battery Do I Need?

Vehicle manufacturers specify the physical size and group of the battery. Within each battery group there are a variety of capacities.

Battery capacity is specified for your vehicle year, make, model, engine size, electrical accessories, and the environment it operates in. If you are unsure of your vehicle’s battery requirements contact us and we can check the original equipment (OE) manufacturer’s recommendations and make a recommendation based on your vehicle use and local conditions.

In the Kent, WA area we recommend installing a high quality, heavy duty battery. Although this area normally doesn't experience severe cold temperatures our rainy climate places high demands on a battery when you drive in stop and go traffic with headlights, windscreen wipers, heater blower and air conditioning running to defog windows. All these accessories can quickly, and repeatedly discharge a battery which greatly shortens battery life.

If you have any questions about battery service and battery replacement please contact us.

Warren Secord Automotive & Tire
1127 W. Smith Street, #101
Kent, WA 98032