There are thousands of moving parts in your car that it needs to run. But one of the most important components is the battery. Powering everything from your headlights to the engine timing computer of your RAM 1500, a charged battery is vital to any vehicle. When you take a battery capacity test, you’re making sure that what you’ve got under the hood is good to go.

When Should I Get a Battery Capacity Test?

It’s never a bad idea when you’re getting your vehicle ready for a change of seasons. The winter months can be rough on your battery, so getting your battery capacity tested is a good idea. You don’t want your battery going out at an inopportune moment.

To truly understand it, general knowledge of a car battery is required. Every battery is made of 6 different electricity-producing components called cells. They’re all connected in series so they can put out the electricity needed to run your car. Older and lower-quality batteries can have cells fail, which is what causes your battery to begin to die.

A battery capacity test measures the performance of all your cells, making sure that your battery is still working at the capacity needed. It can also spot underperforming batteries as well, so you can get it replaced before you run into trouble.

Where Should I Get My Battery Test?

The service department at our Brown’s car stores can provide this test and many other benchmarks to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter. If you’re coming in for winterization or just need an oil change, you can make sure everything’s alright with a quick diagnostic.