battery tips

How to Spot Battery Wear

That's why it’s important to know the signs of a worn battery before you find yourself in need of a jump start.

Signs your battery may be worn or damaged

Have your Ford or Lincoln Dealership test your battery as soon as possible if you notice any of these symptoms:

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Few vehicle emergencies are more common – and more avoidable – than a dead battery.

  • Visible corrosion around the terminals or posts
  • Frays or cuts in the battery cables
  • Damage on the terminals or posts
  • Worn drive belts
  • Bulging or deformity in the battery casing
  • Loose battery cables or terminals
  • Movement or wiggling of the battery in its mounting
  • Constant charging or electrical system problems
  • Difficulty getting your engine to start
  • Battery service from the experts

Scarff Ford-trained technicians can test your battery using the most up-to-date electrical system diagnostic equipment. If you need a new one, they have the right high-quality Motorcraft® batteries for your vehicle and driving needs in stock. Plus, they would be happy to install it for you and can take care of everything else your vehicle needs.