Battery Service in Southern Pines, NC

Battery Service Southern Pines Select

Visit Southern Pines Select for all of your battery service and replacement needs. Our experienced technicians have the tools needed to diagnose all of your car battery issues, and we're always here to answer any questions you might have. When you need your battery serviced, or a brand new battery altogether, there's no better place to go than Southern Pines Select for all of your battery needs.

Battery Service FAQ

What are Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)?

Cold cranking amps define a battery's ability to start in cold temperatures. It is the number of amps a 12-volt lead-acid battery can deliver at 32℉ for 30 seconds, while maintaining a voltage of at least 7.2 volts.

How Many Cold Cranking Amps Do I Need?

The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live. The colder your climate, the more cold cranking amps you'll need. Check your owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommended CCA and get a battery that at least meets these requirements. Consider upgrading if you live in a place that gets extremely cold.

What is a Battery's Reserve Capacity?

Reserve capacity is a measurement of time (minutes) that indicates how long a fully-charged battery can deliver 25 amps of current in an 80℉ environment before the battery is discharged down to 10.5 volts. A battery's reserve capacity indicates how long the battery will continue to send power to essential accessories (like ignition, windshield wipers, headlights, and defroster) should your alternator or generator fail.

How Do I Determine My Battery's Age?

You can determine the age of your car battery by checking its label. This label is typically on the side of the battery. Look for a letter and a digit. The letter indicates the month the car battery was manufactured (A = January, B = February, etc.) The following digit will indicate the year the battery was manufactured (0 = 2010, 1 = 2011, 2 = 2012, etc.).

How Do I Dispose of an Old Battery?

Bring your old car battery to a battery recycling location near you. Do not throw your used car battery into your everyday recycling bin or trash can. At Southern Pines Select, recycling used batteries is part of our commitment to our customers and the environment. When you choose to have your battery replaced at our dealership, we'll take care of disposing of your old battery for you.

How Long Does it Take to Charge a Battery?

The weaker the battery (the more discharged it is), the longer it will take to charge. An extremely discharged battery could take up to 12 hours to recharge. If you are using a 10 amp charger, it will take anywhere from 4 to 11 hours to recharge a 12-volt battery.

Will Driving a Car Fully Recharge a Battery?

In general, driving a car will not fully recharge a car battery. The extent of the alternator's ability to adequately recharge the battery while you're driving depends on the battery's age, temperature, how long you drive, and how much current is sent from the alternator to the battery. If you suspect that your battery is not functioning to the best of its ability, visit Southern Pines Select to have your battery tested.

How Do I Jump Start a Car Battery?

Refer to your owner's manual for instructions relating to jump starting your battery. Today's vehicles have various methods and it's no longer a simple "connect this cable here and that one there" scenario. Every car is different.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

If an issue arises that requires immediate attention or you're vehicle is due for regularly scheduled maintenance, the service team at Southern Pines Select has you covered. Our mission is to provide exceptional levels of service to all of our customers, at a price that they'll be able to affordable. Stop in and see us for all of your service needs, or you can easily schedule an appointment online. We look forward to servicing your vehicle and, as always, helping you get back on the road as quickly as possible.