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Kia Battery Replacements and Avoiding a Dead Battery

You wake up bright and early for your daily commute into Indianapolis, IN. As you hop into your car, you insert the key and turn it over, expecting to have another uneventful day. Yet, you hear one crank, two cranks, threes cranks, and nothing happens. Your car won’t start. Don’t get into this situation by staying ahead of a dead battery and consider getting a new battery today. At Ray Skillman Southside Kia, our technicians will perform a free battery check with every service.

Symptoms of a dying battery

Aside from the most obvious cranking but not turning over, you should be aware of other symptoms of a dying battery. First, it’s important to understand the life and longevity of a car battery. The most recent and best performance car batteries are known as AGM or absorbed glass mat. The AGM variant of batteries, while newer than the old lead-acid type, offers better performance in lifespan, consistency, and temperature variability. For instance, if you live around Indianapolis, you know that winters can be sub-freezing while summers are blisteringly hot. This wide range of temperature extremes puts a huge burden on the lifespan of your battery. If it begins to die, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Slow engine crank
  • Clicking sound when turning your key
  • Issues with electrical components
  • Headlights are more dim than usual
  • The battery case is bulging or swollen
  • Loose battery terminals
  • You accidentally left a light on
  • The battery hasn’t been replaced in years
  • Each of these symptoms typically indicates that your battery needs to be replaced. Yet, how do you choose the correct battery?

Choosing a new battery for your Kia

Our technicians will diagnose a dying or weak battery by taking your vehicle into Ray Skillman Southside Kia. They’ll also know exactly which batteries your car can fit and which ones to consider. Alongside a free quote and recommendations, you’ll get free advice for which batteries will last the longest and keep you driving no matter the temperature outside. Otherwise, it can be very difficult to understand car battery classifications, let alone which ones will offer the best performance for your needs and budget. From Odyssey Extreme Series to XS Power and Optima, our technicians will help you find the best battery for your specific car and budget.

Ray Skillman Southside Kia will keep you covered

If you’re in the greater Indianapolis or Greenwood area, then give us a visit. Don’t end up in a situation where your car won’t start, and you’re left stranded or calling in a favor. A dead battery is easily preventable with routine car maintenance and should never have to happen to you.


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Ray Skillman Southside Kia


8420 U.S. 31 S,
Indianapolis, IN


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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8420 U.S. 31 S • Indianapolis, IN 46227

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