One of the biggest factors in determining if the battery will work, is what temperate the battery is exposed to. If the terminals of the vehicle are loose, the proper connection may not be made. There might also be a build up of dirt or debris that causes poor connections between the battery and the vehicle. Cold temperatures can cause the battery to drain excessively when the vehicle is not running. Sometimes incomplete charging can occur. This will then prevent the charge from building up in the battery.
Another issue of the battery not charging could be that the charge is depleted when the electrical components are used extensively in the vehicle. Running these components while the vehicle is off can also create a problem. If you are unsure if the battery is in good condition, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you.
If the terminals on the battery are loose, it could result in a poor connection to the rest of the vehicle. It could also cause them to get dirty. This will result in not enough charge being needed by the electrical system. You may notice an issue if you hear a click when trying to turn the key in your vehicle. The terminals may need to be cleaned or tightened up on the battery.
One of the biggest factors of when a battery may start to fail is the temperature that the battery is exposed to. This is especially true if the temperature drops below zero degrees. If the temperature drops below this, it can drain quickly, even after the charge has been built up.
One of the fastest ways to drain a battery is to leave on the electrical components of your vehicle. Without the vehicle running, the battery cannot charge back up. This will then cause the battery to die completely. If the poor battery charge happens too often, then a new battery may be needed in order to replace the older one that would be damaged. If you notice any issue with your battery, make sure to schedule an appointment and bring the vehicle in as soon as possible.