We’ve all been there. You walk out from home in the morning, turn the key in the ignition and - nothing. Or even worse, you’re knocking off after a long day at work, and the same happens. The engine is completely still, no response whatsoever - and you know you have a dead battery. It can happen for a number of reasons, and it’s never fun, but there are times when we all need a jump start. If you’re stuck and need some help, give us a call - a member of the team here at Statesville Towing will be with you right away to give you a jump start!
Why Has My Vehicle Got a Dead Battery?
Avoiding a dead battery in the first place is definitely the best idea. And once it has happened, you’ll want to make sure you do everything in your power to stop yourself from getting a dead battery again! Often we find the culprit is electrical items like internal lights, a phone charger, or the radio being left on in the car overnight. If the reason isn’t obvious though, then you might have an issue with your battery which should be checked out. It could mean that you have a faulty alternator diode, or your battery is suffering the effects of age and will need to be changed.
How Do I Know If I Have a Dead Battery?
Before you call us for a jump start, it’s worth making sure that the battery is the likely issue. It might be obvious, for example if you already know that the lights were left on overnight. But if you don’t know the cause, and are simply stuck, you can tell the battery is dead when you get into the car, turn the ignition, and nothing at all happens. There is no noise, and you can’t hear the engine trying to get going. In this case, it’s worth trying a jump start, to try to bring the battery back to life if it has accidentally discharged. Give us a call and we can help.
What If It’s a Damaged or Decayed Battery?
If your car battery has discharged, but the battery is damaged in some way, or has decayed over time, then a jump start shouldn’t be attempted. It won’t work, and can cause damage to the car. In this case, we can come and tow your vehicle to a local mechanic to have the battery looked at and replaced if necessary. This is a much safer option than trying to jump start a battery which is not in good condition. If there is any chance that your car battery has sustained damage, get a professional in from Statesville Towing to assess the situation and give you a helping hand. If we can’t get the vehicle moving again, we can help tow you to an agreed location so you can get on with your day.
Our Jump Start Service
If you discover you have a dead battery, it doesn’t need to ruin your day. Give us a call, and we can come to your home, workplace, or wherever you are, to get you moving again. A jump start is usually quick and easy, and can be done in most circumstances if the cause of the failure is your battery. Our call handler will ask you some questions when you call the issue in, to help us check that the battery is the problem, and also ensure that a jump start can be done safely on your vehicle. We will then have someone out to you as soon as possible.