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Common Car Battery Issues & Problems - How Do You Know If Your Car Needs A New Battery?

One of the most uncomplicated car problems is a dead battery. We have all been there, whether you leave your lights on, don't close a door completely, or leave the radio too long without your engine running. But when does your 2017 Lincoln MKX battery need to be replaced? Here are a few symptoms that may hint your MKX battery needs to be looked at by a Lincoln mechanic or interchanged.

  • Check Engine Light - the check engine light usually turns on when your battery is losing charge.
  • Fluid Leaks or Corrosion - it's traditional for battery fluid and distinctive fluid leaks to cause excessive corrosion which is an discernible sign the battery needs to be replaced. Over time, corrosion will build generally and can be cleaned to prolong the life of your 2017 Lincoln MKX battery.
  • Delayed Engine Crank - when you attempt to start the vehicle, it takes longer than usual to roll over or start.
  • Low Battery Fluid Level - if the fluid level is low, you need to have the battery and charging system tested.

David McDavid Plano Lincoln Battery Replacement & Lincoln Batteries for sale

Call David McDavid Plano Lincoln at 4694053736 or schedule battery service online for the fastest battery replacement in Plano TX. Our Lincoln factory-trained mechanics can change your MKX battery expeditiously at competing prices. At David McDavid Plano Lincoln, our service team is comprised of Lincoln certified technicians that can assist observe what is mistaken with your battery.Our vital goal is customer service unlike frequent substitute auto repair shops. We will check your battery for any proper fixes such as examining your battery for corrosion build-up before recommending a full battery replacement. Sometimes it is just a poor battery connection and tightening or reconnecting loose components might get your 2017 Lincoln MKX started again. Outstanding service and affordable prices are just two of many reasons people do business with David McDavid Plano Lincoln.

2017 Lincoln MKX Battery Replacement

Replacing some types of batteries, notably in newer models, can be very tricky as hood space in vehicles continues to shrink to improve performance. Because of this, some batteries can be difficult to access. You'll want to check your 2017 Lincoln MKX owner's manual for solid information on where your battery is located. Oddly enough, some batteries can be located under the floorboard or in the trunk, however, this is extremely remote.

How to replace your battery:

  1. Make sure your engine is off - refer to your vehicle manual to locate the battery.
  2. Use a wrench to loosen the bolt that holds the black negative battery cable.
  3. Carefully remove the cable by twisting and pulling - do not use too much force or any metal objects to pry the cable away from the battery. This can damage the cable.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove the positive (red) battery cable.
  5. Locate the clamp that holds the battery in place and remove it with a wrench or ratchet.
  6. At this point, you should be able to easily remove the battery. Careful, it will be heavy.
  7. It is recommended that you clean the battery tray and any corrosion on the cables using a wire brush and proper battery cleaning solution.
  8. To install the new battery simply repeat the steps above.

2017 Lincoln MKX Battery Price

2017 Lincoln MKX pricing is also heavily dependent on whether or not you want to install the new battery yourself or have David McDavid Plano Lincoln install it for you. Over the years, hood space has shrunk as the performance of vehicles has increased and as a result, sometimes the battery is not easily ready. If that’s the case or you'd like a Lincoln trained technician to install your battery, the value of labor may add an further $20-$40 to your service bill depending on the market. The detectable news is David McDavid Plano Lincoln offers many services and parts specials when it comes to car batteries, and in many cases if you purchase a battery at David McDavid Plano Lincoln, we may be capable to install your battery at no further cost. Contact David McDavid Plano Lincoln to learn more about battery installation at this moment.

How long do 2017 Lincoln MKX batteries last?

2017 Lincoln MKX batteries usually last between 3-5 years, but this is variable depending on weather conditions, driving habits, the type of battery, and more. You can prolong the life of your MKX battery by:

  • Starting your 2017 Lincoln MKX commonly is crucial. Don't let your battery go unused for long periods of time.
  • Keeping your vehicle stored indoors away from extreme swings in temperature or climate
  • Keeping the battery tightly fastened - did you know the vibrations of your car can loosen the connections and rattle your battery's components?
  • Proactively testing your battery
  • Cleaning the terminals and posts of corrosion with the appropriate cleaning solution & a wire brush.

How do 2017 Lincoln MKX batteries work?

So, how do car batteries work? Most car batteries rely on a lead-acid chemical reaction to get your car off & running. These types of batteries are considered part of the “SLI” category. SLI stands for “starting, lighting, and ignition.” This type of battery produces energy in order to power your lights, accessories, and engine. Once the energy reaches your engine, the alternator provides power. You can learn more about substitute types of batteries by reaching out to one of our service advisors. If you are shopping for a battery for your 2017 Lincoln MKX, count on David McDavid Plano Lincoln. We offer a exemplary selection and the best prices on batteries that were designed for your vehicle. With the help of our 2017 Lincoln MKX battery mentors, we will get you back on the road instantly. Book your service appointment online hastily or call us at 4694053736 with any questions. We look forward to working with you!

How do you know if your 2017 Lincoln MKX needs a new battery?

The most natural symptoms of destructive 2017 Lincoln MKX batteries are if your car is slow to start after turning the key, or if your battery cables and connectors show signs of gigantic corrosion. You may also notice a clicking sound when turning the key or if your electronics work but the car won't start. These are all tell tale signs of failing batteries on your 2017 Lincoln MKX. Give our experts at Lincoln Plano a call or book an online appointment here.

2017 Lincoln MKX Battery Cost

When you are shopping for a 2017 Lincoln MKX battery, there are bountiful things that you need to keep in mind that will have an effect on the cost.What size engine does your 2017 Lincoln MKX have? What size battery do you need in your Lincoln? Will you require our dealership to replace your battery or are you just looking to purchase the battery and install it yourself? What is the brand of the battery? These are just some of the innumerable questions you should look into before choosing a specific battery or replacement at David McDavid Plano Lincoln. Call us at 4694053736 and let our experts find the prudent battery for your 2017 Lincoln MKX.

The larger the battery the larger the Amp Hour rating of your battery, meaning it will provide more amps of electrical efficient per hour. The most directly correlated aspect of a battery's value is its size.

2017 Lincoln MKX Battery Coupons & Specials in Dallas

Lincoln Plano offers monthly battery coupons for your 2017 Lincoln MKX. From full battery replacement to labor cost savings to huge discounts on battery parts, Lincoln Plano has you covered. You can find our battery replacement coupons here, or browse parts specials here.Our Lincoln MKX technicians are standing by to help you with all your automotive service needs. If you can't find the battery you're looking for or want to speak to someone about our monthly discounts, give us a call at 4694053736 immediately.

What Are the Best Car Batteries to Buy?

This can be a stern question to answer. There are many factors that go into determining the "best" car battery, as many car batteries are designed with assorted factors in mind. Contact the specialists at David McDavid Plano Lincoln and we will be stable to help find out the best car battery for your 2017 Lincoln MKX based on your needs and driving habits. Prominent car battery brands include DieHard Batteries, Odyssey, NAPA, AC Delco, Duralast, EverStart, just to name a few.

2017 Lincoln MKX Battery

Your 2017 Lincoln MKX battery will customarily last between 3 to 5 years, but that can vary heavily depending on battery size, type of battery, weather conditions and driving habits. Even still, just because your battery isn't completely dead, doesn't mean it's operating at optimal levels. For that reason, it is critical to have your battery inspected every time you visit a service center. Hopefully, you're a client of David McDavid Plano Lincoln and you will always receive a free multi-point inspection of your vehicle during every service visit. Inspecting your battery and battery cables is part of this process. If you leave your battery unchecked, when it's not running at optimal levels your 2017 Lincoln MKX can put pressure on the alternator or the starter to enhance power. Drawing excessive power to compensate for the loss of energy from the battery can make your engine run exterior of ideal conditions. In the end, this is going to cost you more money to fix. It's extremely critical for your Lincoln battery to operate at near-perfect levels.

Are 2017 Lincoln MKX batteries covered under warranty?

Most certain OEM Lincoln batteries sold at David McDavid Plano Lincoln are covered under some type of warranty for potentially up to 24 months. Give us a call at 4694053736 so we can look up the battery that was installed and confirm the warranty for you. There are a few reasons why a battery would not be covered under warranty such as:

  • MKX Batteries with cracks
  • MKX Batteries that have been recharged
  • MKX Batteries connected to non-OEM components
  • MKX Batteries that were physically damaged prior to inspection

How often should you replace your 2017 Lincoln MKX battery?

Every 3 to 5 years, but you should have your battery tested frequently for drops in voltage to make bold it's operating at a high level. Car batteries frequently carry 12 to 13 volts unless you have a high-performance battery. Anything higher than 13 volts may recommend a faulty battery.

Is it safe to drive with the battery light on?

The purpose of the alternator is to charge your 2017 Lincoln MKX battery while you are driving. When the alternator isn't working properly, it can cause the battery to drain all its power, leaving you stranded if the vehicle is turned off. Be courageous to turn off the radio, air conditioner, and the lights unless you are driving at night. If your 2017 Lincoln MKX battery warning light comes on while driving, be courageous to turn off your accessories, so the battery doesn’t drain added. The warning light usually means that the alternator isn’t working properly meaning you are operating solely on battery power.If you have multiple warning lights come on including the battery light, then pull over to a safe location if conceivable. It's also conceivable that your 2017 Lincoln MKX serpentine belt has malfunctioned.If the dash lights indicate overheating, then the water pump was on that belt too. Another likely symptom that could point to the serpentine belt as a cause for the battery warning light, is if steering becomes hard or feels gargantuan. If you're near Dallas and need service, give David McDavid Plano Lincoln a call at 4694053736. We can even arrange to have your 2017 Lincoln MKX brought in to us.