Kia of South Austin welcomes you to discover why your Kia battery light is on.
If the battery light in your car comes on when you start your car, that is a normal system analysis. If the car battery light stays on after a few moments, then there’s something to check out. If you have issues with your battery, you may notice that your headlights are getting dim, the infotainment system may not turn on, and the windows are moving slower. If you see any of these things happening, you really need to get home or bring it to us ASAP because your car is likely in imminent risk of being inoperable. If neither is an option, find a safe spot to pull over and park.
Like nearly everything car-related, how far you can continue to drive with the car battery light on truly depends on your circumstances. If the light just turned on, you can do things like switching off all non-vital systems such as the radio or AC and removing any phones that may be connected to USB slots. This may extend the leftover battery life, but you should still try to get here or go right back home. Keep in mind you should NOT turn off the engine because a dying battery may not have the power to restart the vehicle.
There are many reasons why the car battery light might come on, but the most common reasons are:
Your vehicle does its best with a fully-charged battery. Any 1 of these problems will make it hard for your battery to get a charge. If it’s not corrected as soon as possible, it may reduce the power of your battery and maybe even leave you stranded.
If there is a safe place to park, at least you can pop the hood and look at your car battery for a loose cable or rust on the battery. Besides those quick checks, the best way to get the battery light off is to bring it here. Our skilled technicians have the tools and skills to figure out the issue. They will test everything from your battery health to looking at your alternator and recommend the best plan to get your car fixed.
Kia of South Austin is one of the most trusted places for engine repair in the Austin area. We happily service all vehicle makes and models. One of our factory-trained technicians will inspect your vehicle for any necessary repairs and suggest the best resolution for you and your vehicle. Schedule your Kia service in person or online today.