Car Battery Havelock NC

Looking for Car Battery in Havelock? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Havelock that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Car Battery in Havelock.

AutoZone
(252) 447-2232
337 W Main St
Havelock, NC
 
AutoZone
(252) 636-5350
1707 Neuse Blvd
New Bern, NC
 
Advance Auto Parts
(252) 726-9881
4340 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC

Data Provided by:
Camco Inc
(252) 726-1600
1712 Bridges St
Morehead City, NC

Data Provided by:
Advance Auto Parts
(252) 514-2135
996 Hwy 70 E
New Bern, NC

Data Provided by:
AutoZone
(252) 808-2381
3930 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC
 
Advance Auto Parts
(252) 444-5308
130 E Main St
Havelock, NC

Data Provided by:
Affordable Transmission & Auto
(252) 247-2808
5292 Highway 70 W
Morehead City, NC

Data Provided by:
Trent Auto Parts
(252) 637-6108
1202 US Hwy 70 E
New Bern, NC

Data Provided by:
Bbd Automotive
(252) 635-6242
201 Jimmies Creek Dr
New Bern, NC

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Battery Care

By William Sprecher, Contributing Editor

Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used, which is where a car battery comes into play. The battery holds electrical energy while a car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you perform proper maintenance, however, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.  
 
The typical car battery found in most modern cars is of a lead-acid storage design. While we don’t suggest it, if you were to look beneath the surrounding casing of a standard 12-volt car battery, you’d find six connected cells. In these cells is a toxic concoction of hydrogen-oxygen gasses and sulfuric acid, which can burn your skin on contact. The American National Standards Institute advises wearing gloves and eye protection when handling your car battery. We’d also recommend you not smoke around your car battery. 
 
A car’s battery is connected by two metal terminals – one positive (+) and one negative (-) – located at the top of the battery’s casing. These terminals can develop buildup over time, which can inhibit electrical flow. If there are encrusted deposits on the battery, carefully clean the terminals with a wire brush dipped in baking soda and water. This will ensure that current flows more freely through the terminals and then to necessary components. 
 
Check that the cable ends are securely attached to the terminals. A loose cable end can cause a car not to start and mimics the symptoms of a dead battery. Be extremely careful when disconnecting the battery cables from the brackets. If you do need to disconnect the battery, remove the negative terminal first, then the positive. Removing the positive terminal before the negative can result in a spark, which could ignite anything flammable in the engine compartment and cause an explosion. 
 
The battery is secured to the inside of the engine bay or trunk with brackets to prevent it moving around under normal driving conditions. Make sure these brackets are tight. A loose battery can be knocked around wh...

Click here to read the rest of the article from DriverSide