If you’ve ever been left stranded with a dead battery while waiting for someone to come along and give you a jump-start, you know from experience just how important automotive batteries are! So when your Buick Enclave or GMC Sierra needs a new battery, it’s best not to wait; instead, head to LaFontaine Buick GMC in Highland Charter Township, Michigan! We are proud to offer battery replacement and other battery services at our cutting-edge service center near Wixom, Michigan. Find out more on this page!
While the car battery may only be active for a small amount of time, you can thank it for getting you where you need to go! You see, the battery sends stored electricity to the starter, which (as the name implies) starts your engine. Starting the engine takes quite a bit of electricity, so the alternator generates more and sends it to the battery.
As your battery ages and can no longer hold as much of a charge, it may display certain symptoms. Your engine may crank for longer before it turns over, or you may have to try multiple times to get the engine started. Don’t ignore these signs! Another key to look for is dim lights — but only while the engine is off. Once the engine turns on, the alternator powers the electrical components; when your engine is off, the battery does this. Of course, a dying battery may sneak up on you without giving too many obvious symptoms — especially in cold weather. This is why it’s best to have regular battery inspections performed. Our technicians can inspect your battery and let you know if it needs to be replaced.
When your GMC Acadia, Buick Encore, or GMC Terrain needs a new battery, head to LaFontaine Buick GMC. We carry high-quality ACDelco batteries in our parts store, so you can replace your own battery if you want. In addition, we have a state-of-the-art service center where our technicians can remove the old battery and replace it with one of the high-quality new batteries from our parts store.