5. How do I know when to replace my battery?

Here are some warning signals that may indicate a problem with your battery or your charging system:

  • Your starter motor is experiencing slow or interrupted turnover
  • Your battery seems to lose power quickly in cold weather
  • Your headlights dim when idling
  • The battery/charging system warning light on your instrument panel stays on for extended periods after the engine is running

To determine if the battery is failing, have your battery tested for free at your nearest Exide outlet.