The battery is important because it is needed in order to start your vehicle. If the battery is losing the charge, you will start to notice issues when you attempt to start the vehicle. If the vehicle sputters out once you start it, it could mean there is an issue with the battery. The best thing to do is bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. The battery should be replaced once it can no longer properly hold a charge for you. If you are not sure when this should be, we can advise you on it.
The terminals of the battery should be inspected as well. They will need to be free of corrosion and rust. If there is any, make sure to clean it. This way the battery will be able to send the charge through the vehicle correctly and efficiently. Also make sure the terminals are not loose. Any sign of this can indicate why the battery is starting to fail for the vehicle. If the terminals are damaged, it is probably best the battery is replaced for your vehicle. This way you can help ensure it still is able to charge and power your vehicle correctly.
The dashboard warning light may also illuminated on the dashboard. Make sure to pay attention to any and all warning lights you notice. If the light blinks, it can indicate an emergency. Pull over and turn off your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. This will help prevent further issues for your vehicle and other parts of it as well. When the battery starts to fail you will want to make sure to have this inspected as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that the vehicle is working correctly and efficiently for you.