“Where can I get my car battery checked for free?”
If your car has been having some difficulty starting lately, then it might be time for you to ask the question above. If you don’t have a jump starter, and your car failed to start, then your battery might have some problems. But before you buy a new battery, you might want to have it checked.
If you don’t have the cash to shell out right now, don’t worry, there are places where you can get your car battery checked for the great price of $0! Totally Free!
So where are these places?
Before proclaiming your battery dead, have it checked at Autozone. The great thing at Autozone is that they can check your battery for you without any charge! This is part of their effort to get more people into the doors of their store, and hopefully out the door with some product they bought.
In fact, they can check, not just your battery, but also your alternator, starter, and voltage regulator. You don’t even need to get out of your car! During the onset of the cold season, Autozone can also check the whole starter and charging system of your car. But before going to their store, it wouldn’t hurt to give them a call first. Find out the nearest Autozone by checking their website: http://www.autozone.com/.
By the way, you can also have Autozone charge your car battery for free! The only caveat is you need to wait till they open.
Firestone also offers free battery checkup for you. They offer this through their “Early Detection Analyzer,” a complimentary battery check that is free! You just need to visit one of their shops. Their battery technicians will give you an estimate of how long your battery will last, including the temperatures that will lead to battery failure. They do this quickly–within just a few minutes.
But if you cannot stop by one of their shops, you might want to give their Online Virtual Battery Tester a try. You just need to enter the Make, Model, and year of your car, as well as its engine type and your zip code. The zip code will help the software make predictions based on several factors in your immediate area.
I entered information about a Kia Forter 2012 and it yielded the information in the screenshot below. This will give you a pretty good idea of when you should replace your battery.
Your battery is one of the most important components of your car. Together with the oil and other fluids, you should also know when to replace it. If you want to know how long car batteries last and get some tips on how to take car of your car battery, please read this article: How to Take Care of Your Car Battery.
It doesn’t take much to take care of your car. And in order to use it for a long time, just do the regular maintenance and if you notice something unusual, you better check it yourself, or take it somewhere for servicing.