Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg




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Have Your Battery Checked at Pohanka Nissan near Washington, DC

Getting your battery checked is key for your vehicle’s overall performance, especially during the cold winter season. Don’t let low temperatures catch you off guard. Have your battery checked at Pohanka Nissan near Washington, DC.

A regular checkup is always convenient to make sure that your battery is in good shape, even when it seems like everything is fine. Batteries, over time, will eventually wear out, so it’s a good thing to know in advance when a battery change is required before you find yourself unable to start your vehicle. Your battery essentially serves to provide starting, lighting, and ignition (SLI), since most of your vehicle’s other electric demands will be provided for by the alternator. However, if there’s a higher demand of electrical supply, the battery may kick in as well. An easy at home test that you can do is start your car and turn on the headlights, if the light seems dim or flickering, then your battery is probably in a weak state and will, most likely, need a replacement soon.

Have Your Battery Checked at Pohanka Nissan near Washington, DC

Most cars have a lead-acid battery and one of the main reasons these batteries start failing is corrosion. The chemicals within the battery cells will eventually degrade and add sulfate buildup on the terminals, which prevents proper transmission of the electrical current to the engine’s spark plugs. This is known as electrical resistance due to sulfation. Corrosion can also occur due to environmental conditions. When you have your battery checked at Pohanka Nissan near Washington, DC, we’ll take care of having your battery terminals cleaned up and check its voltage and performance. If we deem that it has reached the end of its service life, we’ll let you know that it needs to be replaced and can perform a quick change right here at our premises. Get it tested at least twice a year to ensure optimal performance and, if you have any questions, just fill out our Ask a Tech online form.

Helpful tips to prolong your battery’s life is to check that your lights and other electrical components are off when you leave your car parked, to prevent your battery from accidentally draining. Car batteries are not meant to be completely discharged and replenished like cell phone batteries. In fact, this can start damaging it. Another tip is to keep it out of intense heat. Heat essentially kills batteries, since it accelerates corrosion, so it’s best to try to keep your car in the shade or in your garage to expose it as little as possible to direct sunlight.  It’s also a good idea not to leave your car without use for too long. If you don’t use your vehicle too often, try turning it on for a few minutes every day to prevent the battery from draining.

Have Your Battery Checked at Pohanka Nissan near Washington, DC, regularly and save yourself from getting stranded when you least expect it. Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg is located at 5200 Jefferson Davis Highway, in Fredericksburg, VA, with service hours from morning to evening, six days a week!

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Monday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday Closed




Stephen Holt
September 15, 2017
Jillette Sceriatis
September 12, 2017

Very professional customer care. Fast service. Will visit again.

Dee Dee
September 11, 2017

Everyone was very helpful when purchasing our vehicle, they have free drinks, snacks and even a playroom for children. Very clean and nice. Recommend!!

John Codd
September 10, 2017

Absolutely fantastic buying experience! Class act customer service. Sales team encouraged me to take the vehicle we were interested in home, overnight, so the entire family could look it over. Needless to say, it was a hit! No high-pressure sales tactics. They were in tuned with what we wanted and did everything they could do to get my family the best deal possible. As a military member they thanked me for my service and made a point to introduce me to one of their folks who previously served. We like doing business with companies who show a commitment to those who serve. Especially companies who hire veterans. As long as we are in the Fredericksburg VA area, we will be buying our cars here!

David Harrod
September 10, 2017
Anoud Hassan
September 9, 2017
James Lyles
September 8, 2017

Great service need more mechanics like they had their it's hard to get good mechanics.

Matt Rivera
September 6, 2017
Anoud Habib
September 6, 2017
John Welsh
August 26, 2017

Easiest car buying experience.

Edward Roodhouse
August 26, 2017

What a great place to take your car. Jarred is the man! The service manager Andrea is always sweet and never to busy to smile and say hello. I bring my Subaru and get treated just as great as a Nissan customer. Fast friendly service. The Pohanka team is awesome! Timmy Pohanka even has time to come out and say hello to service customers. I can't say enough about this place.

Nabeel hally
August 10, 2017
Craig Timmermann
August 8, 2017

Great service... staff delivers what you ask for in a professional and courteous way...

Lois Jordan
August 7, 2017

They are always there when you have a question or need service.

Linda Karpiscak
July 28, 2017

We've bought 3 vehicles from here. They have a great waiting area for the service area that offers coffee, tea, hot cocoa, bottled water and snacks. There's also a kid's play room.

Good overall

July 28, 2017

Good overall experience, easy to buy and work with online.

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