Bob Howard Hyundai invites you to find out why your Hyundai battery light is active.
If the battery indicator in your car comes on only when you start the vehicle, that is just a standard system analysis. If it stays on after a few moments, then there is an issue. If you have issues with the battery, you may see that your headlights aren’t as bright, the stereo might not turn on, and your windows might be moving slowly. If you notice any of these things happening, you really need to get home or bring it to us as soon as possible because your car is in imminent danger of shutting down. If neither is an option, find a safe place to park.
Like all things automotive-related, how much you can drive with the car battery light turned on truly depends on your circumstances. If the light just came on, you can do things like switching off all non-vital systems such as the radio or AC and removing any devices that may be charging in USB ports. Doing this will help boost the remaining battery life, but you should get here or return home. The critical thing is to NOT shut off the engine because a dying battery may not have the power to start.
There are a lot of reasons why the car battery light might come on, but generally, the reasons are:
A car does its best with a fully-charged battery. Any one of the problems listed above will make it hard for your car battery to get a charge. If it’s not fixed immediately, it can leave you stranded.
If there is a safe place to park, at least you can pop the hood and check your car battery for a loose connection or oxidation on the battery terminals. Besides those quick checks, the best way to fix the car battery light is to bring it here. Our experienced technicians have the skills and specialized tools to figure out the problem. They will analyze everything from the health of your battery to checking out your alternator and then advise on the best plan to fix your car.
Bob Howard Hyundai is one of the best places to get engine repair in the Oklahoma City area. We proudly service all makes and models of vehicles. Visit our location online or in person to schedule service and repair for your car or truck. Our friendly technicians are ready to serve you.