When should I have my Ford's battery tested?

Like all parts of your vehicle, batteries run their course too. Mileage, age, idling times, and extreme temperatures can shorten battery life. Have your battery tested at your Ford Dealer if you see or experience any of the following:

  • Corrosion around the terminals or posts
  • Damage on the terminals or posts
  • Frays or cuts in the battery cables
  • Loose battery cables or terminals
  • Worn drive belts
  • Bulging or deformation in the battery casing
  • Movement or wiggling of the battery in its mounting
  • Constant charging or electrical system problems
  • Difficulty getting your engine to start

Additional Information

What is the warranty on a battery?