Your Porsche's battery has a tough job. Not only is it responsible for engine ignition, it also has to power all the interior and exterior lights, the advanced driving aids, the infotainment, and the HVAC system. But due to its out-of-sight location, it's easy to take the battery for granted until you have a problem. And the consequences of a dead battery can range from a minor inconvenience (asking a stranger for a jumpstart in the store parking lot) to a dangerous situation (being stuck alone in freezing Foxboro temperatures). Therefore, it's important to know the signs of a fatigued battery and when to have it tested or replaced.

What are signs of a bad battery?

You don't have to wait until the battery dies to recognize a potential issue. You should bring your vehicle to Porsche Westwood for an inspection if you notice symptoms like:

  • Battery/Check Engine light illumination
  • Sluggish or strained starting
  • Battery leakage or corroded terminals
  • A swollen battery case
  • Dimming lights (especially in combination with running the AC

Despite their strenuous operation, car batteries are resilient and can last up to five years or more, depending on the operating conditions and your driving habits. However, after the three-year mark, it's recommended to have it tested twice annually.

How Long Does a Battery Replacement Take?

As vehicle electronics become more advanced, battery replacement becomes less straightforward. But the factory-trained experts here at Porsche Westwood have the knowledge and specialized equipment necessary to determine any battery issues and replace it with a genuine OEM model if necessary, as well as perform all factory-required testing procedures. In total, a simple battery replacement can take between 15 to 30 minutes.

Porsche battery service near Dover and Stoughton

Reach out to Porsche Westwood today with any questions about battery service or the recommended maintenance for your specific Porsche model. And if it's time to inspect your Porsche's battery, you can schedule a service appointment quickly and easily via our website. We'll be happy to assist you.

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