It’s expensive to call a tow truck for roadside service. Just a local call in Watford City can run over $100. By far, our highest call volume, especially in winter, is for dead batteries.

If you want to avoid this expense, there are some simple ways to see if your battery might die, or, if it’s going to die, replace it before you are stranded and need a jumpstart.

If your battery is more than 3 or 4 years old, it might be running low and need a replacement.

  1. Car is cranking before turning on.
  2. Check Engine Light
  3. Low Battery Fluid levels
  4. Swelling battery Case- Your battery might literally swell as it gets old.
  5. Acid Leak- If you see any liquids or acid coming from the battery, might be time to get a new one.

With the cold weather, batteries are much more likely to die.