It’s never convenient for your car’s battery to die, but it always seems to happen at the worst possible time. At Jennings Volkswagen, we’re proud to provide car battery replacement and testing services to drivers in Skokie, Morton Grove, and beyond. Learn more about this service below, and then schedule your battery replacement service at Jennings Volkswagen.
The car battery has a crucial role in starting your car or SUV. When you turn the ignition key or press the button, the battery provides a powerful electric current to the starter, which causes the engine to start. A lesser role of the battery is that it powers the vehicle’s electric systems when the engine is off. Once your vehicle has started, the alternator provides power to the electrical systems. It also recharges the battery. However, batteries don’t last forever. Its ability to hold a charge will decrease over the years until eventually, your battery will be unable to hold enough of a charge to reliably start your vehicle.
Generally, car batteries tend to last anywhere from three to five years. If your battery has lasted this long, Volkswagen recommends a battery replacement as part of the 60,000-mile service. Any longer than this and your battery may become unreliable, dying without warning. If you’re not sure whether your battery is dying, we can test it for you. The instruments we use can determine whether your battery is still capable of holding a charge or not.
Jennings Volkswagen is staffed by expert technicians who know your Volkswagen better than just about anyone else. They’ll replace the old battery with one of the VW-approved batteries we carry. They can also inspect the rest of the charging system to ensure that everything is in good condition.
When you’re ready for a new battery, head to Jennings Volkswagen. We’re within walking distance of a train station, and we also offer complimentary Uber/Lyft services and courtesy loaners. However, battery service is relatively quick, so you can take the opportunity to enjoy our comfortable customer lounge, complete with a quiet room, complimentary snacks and beverages (including a coffee bar!), and more. When you’re ready to make your appointment, our online service scheduler makes it a breeze. We look forward to seeing you and your VW at Jennings Volkswagen in Glenview, Illinois.