BMW Battery Replacement

BMW Battery Replacement Sewickley PA

Sewickley BMW Battery Service

Among the most important components found on your BMW is the battery. It's also one of the most commonly overlooked or neglected aspects of your vehicle. While it may look like a simple device, your battery is responsible for more than just the ignition power needed to start your car. In fact, every component of your vehicle that requires electrical power depends on your battery in order to function properly. Radio and navigation systems, interior lights, windshield wipers, headlights, power seats, and power windows are only a few examples of features which rely on your battery. Since it plays such a critical role in the operation of your BMW, it's important to know the condition of your battery before it leaves you stranded.

BMW Battery Maintenance

BMW Battery Maintenance Tips

Know Your Climate

Where you live and drive your BMW can have an impact on the lifespan of your battery. Warm climates tend to have a harsher impact on the performance and life of your battery than cold climates. Driving in extreme temperatures can cause greater strain on your battery as well.

Date Codes

Located on the top or side of your battery housing will be a listed date code indicating when your battery was manufactured. The code begins with a digit and a letter; 15 would indicate 2015 and it is followed by a number denoting the month A being January, B being February and so on. The older your battery is, the more likely your battery may need to be replaced.

Cables and Clamps

In order to ensure a good connection, properly secure and tighten any loose cables or clamps around battery terminals.

Corrosion Buildup

Over time and with regular use, corrosion can gradually collect around battery terminal posts. Taking the time to verify that your battery terminals are free of corrosion is an excellent way to ensure reliable performance. Excessive corrosion buildup is also a common symptom of a dying battery.

Electrical Features

It's considered a good habit to switch off electrical components including the radio, interior lighting, and fog lights when not in use. Leaving these features off when they're not needed can help reduce excess battery drain and will extend the life of the battery.

Common Signs and Symptoms of a Weak or Dying Battery

  Dimming of Interior/Exterior Lights

Should you begin to experience dimming of your interior or exterior lights, this could be a sign that your battery is weak or dying. Your battery is likely struggling to hold a proper charge in order to provide adequate power to the lights.

  Delayed Engine Crank or Start

If you notice a delay or weak cranking sound upon starting your car, you may require a battery replacement due to the low voltage.

  Check Battery Warning Light

If a Check Battery warning indicator light appears on your dashboard, there may be a potential problem with your battery or your vehicle's charging system.

  Low Fluid Level

Found on the top or side of your battery casing is a window where you can view the fluid level inside. Should this fluid level falls below the lead plates inside, your battery and charging system should be inspected.

BMW Battery Replacement

Why Shop Batteries at Sewickley BMW

Battery Diagnostic Check and Replacement

If you're concerned about the health of your battery, Sewickley BMW makes it straightforward and convenient to have your battery inspected. Use our convenient online scheduling tool to have your battery checked by factory-trained BMW technicians who understand your vehicle better than anyone else. Our team of expert technicians will diagnose the condition of your battery, remove any corrosion buildup around the terminal posts, install a replacement battery is necessary, and properly dispose of your old battery.

Genuine BMW Parts and Certified Technicians

Sewickley BMW carries Genuine BMW batteries which are designed to meet or exceed the original factory specifications set by BMW for your specific vehicle. Our certified BMW technicians will install your battery using specialized parts, repair tools, and diagnostic equipment. Drive with confidence from knowing your BMW will continue to deliver years of reliable performance.

Cables and Clamps

In order to ensure a good connection, properly secure and tighten any loose cables or clamps around battery terminals.

Corrosion Buildup

Over time and with regular use, corrosion can gradually collect around battery terminal posts. Taking the time to verify that your battery terminals are free of corrosion is an excellent way to ensure reliable performance. Excessive corrosion buildup is also a common symptom of a dying battery.

Electrical Features

It's considered a good habit to switch off electrical components including the radio, interior lighting, and fog lights when not in use. Leaving these features off when they're not needed can help reduce excess battery drain and will extend the life of the battery.

Contact

Sewickley BMW

526 Ohio River Blvd
Directions Sewickley, PA 15143

  • Sales: (412) 741-6400
  • Service: (412) 749-8482
  • Parts: (412) 749-8494

Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed