Fox Grand Traverse Ford Battery Service

Your vehicle's battery.

One of the biggest inconveniences for drivers around Mesick and Interlochen is a dead battery on a cold winter morning while running late for work. If it's been a while since you last checked your vehicle's battery, it's a good idea to make an appointment at the Fox Grand Traverse Ford service center.

Battery Offers

MOTORCRAFT® TESTED TOUGH® PLUS BATTERIES, $104.95 MSRP*

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes COMPLIMENTARY towing on dealer-installed battery. See Service Advisor for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details. Offer valid with coupon. Expires 6/30/21. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.

HAVE YOUR BATTERY TESTED AT NO CHARGE.*

*Visually inspect and test battery using tester. Hybrid battery test excluded. See Service Advisor for details. Offer valid with coupon. Expires 12/31/21.

MOTORCRAFT® TESTED TOUGH® MAX BATTERIES, STARTING AT $134.95 MSRP.*

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes COMPLIMENTARY towing on dealer-installed battery. See Service Advisor for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details. Expires 6/30/21. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.

How do I know my battery may need replacing?

Signs of an aging battery include an audible slow crank when you attempt to start your engine, a lit check engine/battery light or the strange odor of rotten eggs.

If you have any concerns, Fox Grand Traverse Ford offers a complimentary computerized battery test. Plus, each Motorcraft® battery we install features the latest technologies in design and engineering.

Battery life varies from brand to brand, as well as the circumstances surrounding driving habits and environment. However, three overarching factors play into how long your battery will last. They are:

  • Time
  • Heat
  • Vibration

Time

As you might surmise, your battery's age has a lot to do with how effective it is. A general rule of thumb is that Suttons Bay and Manton drivers should replace their battery about once every four to five years, regardless of brand.

Also, the amount of time you spend driving influences how well your battery stays charged. For example, if you predominantly drive only short distances or have your vehicle parked for extended periods, your battery will gradually lose its charge, which can deteriorate its lifespan a lot faster.

 

Heat

As with every facet of your vehicle, heat is a natural result of the process of using your car's battery. Over time, heat can deteriorate the integrity of your battery, particularly during the summer months. However, Traverse City drivers have the advantage of a cooler climate, so battery life tends to last longer than other areas of the country.

Vibration

While an underrated factor, how secure your battery is has a lot to do with how long it can last. Vibrations from vehicle movement can negatively impact the internal components of the battery, reducing both its effectiveness and its lifespan.

Why should I visit Fox Grand Traverse Ford for battery replacement?

With over 47 million Ford cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today, it has never been more important to ensure your technician is familiar with your specific vehicle's battery needs. And no one knows your Ford better than Ford and the technicians at Fox Grand Traverse Ford.

Other benefits of Fox Grand Traverse Ford battery installation include:

  • Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts
  • Full‐service maintenance and repair facility
  • Parts and labor warranties
  • Clean, comfortable waiting areas with free Wi‐Fi
  • Shuttle service to and from your home
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Fox Service Your Way options
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