Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Dead battery

asked by on

My battery is dead.

A: Once the battery is replaced, have a traine...

Once the battery is replaced, have a trained technician, like one from YourMechanic perform a charging system test to make sure the alternator is charging the battery. If the alternator is not charging the battery the battery will run down again. These tests will let you know if you need to replace the alternator or the battery.

Was this answer helpful?
Recommended services
Get a Quote

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Battery keeps dying on my car

You have what is called a parasitic draw. The vehicle has a shutdown protocol it goes through to power all of the computer and accessories off. Something in the vehicle is failing to shutdown, which means they need to pull...

Q: intermittent no start

Follow the positive cable wires until you get to the connections between the fuse box's main power fuse to make sure you are getting good connections. Connect your volt meter between the battery center post and the outside of the...

Q: Need new rear suspension arms and oil pan.

Hey there. Depending on the severity of the crash and the impact, there may be additional parts needed to repair the rear suspension arms, such as new bushings and ball joints. As you may know, the ball joints and bushings...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...