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Reasons your car battery isn’t working

Why does my Mercedes-Benz car battery keep dying?

The car battery is the nucleus of the car, so to speak. When it doesn’t work properly, the car as a whole won’t function properly. It’s easy to forget about your car battery until it starts showing problems. If you drive a Mercedes-Benz and you notice that the car battery keeps dying when it isn’t that old, there may be a few reasons. Find out why and what you can do about it!

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  • The battery is too old. With newer vehicles, especially luxury vehicles like a Mercedes-Benz, there are a lot of electrical components for infotainment and other features that can drain the battery. If you’ve had the battery for too long, it will lose power easily.
  • Leaving something on or plugged in. Leaving your phone plugged into a charger in the car or forgetting to turn off the headlights or cabin lights is an easy way to kill the battery fast. Double check before leaving that you turn off all the systems.
  • Loose or corroded wiring. Over time, the wires may get loose or corroded. When this happens, the power transmitted from the battery will slow down. These wires will need to get fixed right away to avoid draining the battery.
  • Extreme temperatures. Luckily, we don’t have to worry about the cold too much here in Arizona. However, when the weather gets really hot, it can still take a toll on your battery. Things really take a bad turn when the temperature reaches 0 degrees, as your battery will typically lose about 60 percent of its power.

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Check to see if one of these issues is bogging down your battery. If the battery really is just too old, come on over to Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert to get a new one! Whether it’s a new car battery, an oil change, collision body repair, or any other automotive service, we have you covered. Schedule a service appointment with us today!