How to choose the right battery for your Lincoln
When it comes to your car or SUV, it all starts with the battery. What might be a simple turn of the key or push of the ON button to you is the catalyst for a chain reaction that delivers the energy needed to start your engine. In addition, your battery also provides power to the lights, locks, windows and accessories.
The life expectancy for an automotive battery is typically around four to six years. Factors such as weather conditions, vehicle type and driving habits can affect battery life. And while today's batteries do not require much maintenance, your Lincoln service technicians have the expertise to inspect, test and, if necessary, replace your car or SUV's battery. In addition to knowing which battery is right for your vehicle, you'll get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your technician has been trained by the same company that designed, engineered and built the over two million Lincoln vehicles on the road today.
What type of battery do you need?
While your Lincoln dealership has the knowledge to fit your vehicle with the right battery, it never hurts to be an informed consumer. Here are a few things to know about choosing the right battery. Your vehicle's owner manual also has the specifications on which battery to choose.
What is a battery group and what size battery do you need?
Batteries come in various sizes called groups. Group size refers to the height, width and length of the battery. Although some vehicles may accommodate a battery from more than one group size, it is important that you use a battery approved for your vehicle. You can find the size you need by checking your vehicle's owner manual or looking at your present battery. If you schedule your service at your local Lincoln dealership, a factory-certified technician will make the appropriate battery replacement recommendation based on your make and model.
Is your battery strong enough?
Another thing you will want to consider is your battery's reserve capacity. That is the built-in “juice” that lets your battery continue to produce power when the vehicle is not running. While traditional lead-acid batteries are still the norm, today's vehicle electrical systems often do much more than previously, such as powering mobile phones, charging outlets and electronic safety systems. Some new vehicles come with more advanced Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, which can better stand up to heavy power drain. Ask your Lincoln service advisor if this applies to your vehicle.
Why does going to your Lincoln dealership make a difference?
When you choose a Lincoln dealership to replace your battery, you can rest easy knowing you're getting the right battery for the right price. Each Motorcraft® battery provides dependable power to today's high-technology vehicles across a wide range of conditions, and features the latest advancements in design and engineering.
Ready for a new battery? Print or text your Lincoln service offer or Motorcraft® battery offer here and contact your local Lincoln dealership to schedule an appointment today. And remember, your Lincoln dealership offers pickup and delivery service to and from your home or business.