Audi Battery Service and Replacement

 

Santa Monica Audi Battery Service

The battery inside your Audi is an especially important component of the vehicle. Your battery is responsible for more than just your ignition which is needed to start the car. In fact, every component of your vehicle that requires electrical power relies on the battery. Windshield wipers, headlights, radio components, power windows, interior lights, and power seats all depend on your battery to operate as they should. It's crucial to know the condition of your battery, before it leaves you stranded.

Signs and Symptoms of a Weak or Dying Battery

It's always better to address the warning signs of a weakening or dying battery before it fails. Fortunately, the team of service experts and factory-trained technicians at Santa Monica Audi are ready to diagnose, service, or replace your battery if you begin to experience a problem. Here are a few common indications that your battery may need to be inspected or serviced. 

Delayed Engine Crank

If upon starting your car you begin to notice a delay or weak cranking sound, you may need to replace the battery in your car.

Check Battery Warning Light

If a Check Battery warning indicator light appears on the dash this could indicate a potential problem with your battery or your vehicle's charging system.

Low Fluid Level

Typically located on the side of your battery casing is a window where you can inspect the fluid level inside. Should this fluid level be below the lead plates inside, it might be time to have the charging system and battery inspected.

Dimming of Interior/Exterior Lights

Another sign of a weak battery is dimming of the interior or exterior lights during normal use. Your battery may be struggling to hold a proper charge to provide adequate power to the lights.

Helpful Battery Maintenance Tips

  • Know Your Climate - Hotter climates tend to have a harsher impact on the lifespan and performance of your battery than colder climates.

  • Date Codes - There will be a date code listed on your battery, typically on the side. The code starts with a digit and a letter; 15 would indicate 2015 and it is followed by a number denoting the month A being January, B being February and so on. The older your battery is, the more likely it may need to be replaced.

  • Corrosion Buildup - Over time, corrosion can begin to collect around battery terminal posts. Keeping your battery terminals free of corrosion helps ensure reliable performance. Excessive corrosion buildup can also be a symptom of a dying battery.

  • Cables and Clamps - Make sure to tighten and properly secure any loose clamps or cables around battery terminals for a good connection.

  • Electrical Features - When not in use, it's good practice to switch off headlights, radio, and interior lights. Leaving these features off when they're not needed can help reduce excess drain and will extend the life of your battery.

 

Why Buy Batteries at Santa Monica Audi?

Battery Diagnostic Check and Replacement

If you're curious about the condition of your battery, Santa Monica Audi makes it simple and convenient to get your battery inspected. Simply use our convenient online scheduling tool to have your battery checked by factory-trained Audi technicians who know your car the best. Our team of experts will evaluate the condition of your battery, remove corrosion buildup around terminals, install a replacement battery if required, and properly dispose of your old battery.

Genuine Audi Parts and Certified Technicians

Santa Monica Audi carries Genuine Audi batteries which are engineered to meet or exceed the stringent requirements of your Audi vehicle. Certified Audi technicians will install your battery using specialized parts, repair tools, and diagnostic equipment. You can drive with confidence knowing your Audi will continue to provide you with years of reliable performance.

Santa Monica Audi

1020 Santa Monica Boulevard
Directions Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Sales: (888) 904-7353
  • Service: (866) 412-1588
  • Parts: (877) 842-9692

Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM