When you’re ready to get your Ford F-150 or other great Ford vehicle the service and care it deserves, you’ll want to make Van Horn Ford of Lomira the Ford dealership serving the Fond du Lac, West Bend and Maryville areas that you visit first. We’re not just dedicated to helping you get great maintenance and repairs, but we also want to equip you with the information you need when repairs are necessary.

That’s why our expert team is sharing a list of signs and symptoms that indicate it’s time for a new battery, so you can keep your truck at the build site or campsite for years to come. It starts out simply—just watch for any indication of a battery light on the dashboard. While there are a few reasons the battery light may pop up, it’s your clearest sign that your battery needs help.

You’ll also want to pay close attention to how your Ford F-150 is driving. When you try to turn on your vehicle, does it struggle to turn over? That may be a sign of battery challenges and it’s always better to get them fixed before they tax your starter system.

Watch for leaks and check to see if your battery is showing physical signs of bulging or corrosion, as these are both indications of larger issues. You won’t be able to miss the smell—bad batteries have a rotten egg smell that is sure to catch your attention.

Remember, batteries are only designed to last for three to five years. After three years, it’s a good idea to get your batteries checked regularly for signs of wear—and Van Horn Ford of Lomira is here to help. Visit our service center today.