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Battery Basics for KANSAS CITY

It's important for KANSAS CITY drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold MO weather. Most KANSAS CITY area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. Keeping a full charge slows the process, which is hard with short KANSAS CITY trips because the alternator doesn't have time to fully recharge the battery from starting the engine. KANSAS CITY drivers can top off the charge with a computer controlled battery charger – say, once a month in the summer and every three months during the winter.As far as how long a battery will last, statistics show that 70% have given up the ghost within four years. By that time, they aren't capable of taking a full charge like they u ... read more

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Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at The Muffler Doctor when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most KANSAS CITY drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your The Muffler Doctor service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for MO drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. The Muffler Doctor7915 TROOST AVEKANSAS CITY, MO 64131816-444-7100http://www.mdautorepairkc.com  

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Battery Maintenance Tips From The Muffler Doctor

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well.A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced to the local KANSAS CITY, MO, market. They were hailed as being 'maintenance-free batteries.' While it is true that you can't get in and adjust the electrolyte levels of a sealed battery, it is by no means maintenance free.Batteries are very sensitive to changes in the weather around MO. Temperature really affects auto battery performance. A battery inspection is an important part of your spring and fall checkups. Next time you're under your hood, take a look at your battery. Is it clean and free of residue? A dirty battery will drain. Is there co ... read more

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Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all KANSAS CITY drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. The Muffler Doctor can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very harmful to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined.Also, making sure you have a full charge every month or so extends battery life. Either an extended drive at freeway speeds around the KANSAS CITY are or using a battery charger will preserve your battery’s ability to hold a full charge.Give us a call.The Muffler Doctor7915 TROOST AVEKANSAS CITY, MO 64131816-444-7100http://www.mdautorepairkc.com

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Need a New Battery? Call The Muffler Doctor Today

Hello KANSAS CITY drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around KANSAS CITY, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your The Muffler Doctor service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around KANSAS CITY, as well as the MO climate and durability needs.Contact The Muffler Doctor for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. The Muffler Doctor 7915 TROOST AVE KANSAS CITY, MO 64131 816-444-7100 http://www.mdautorepair ... read more

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