The initial spark that your engine provides when you turn your key in the ignition every morning is crucial. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to get your vehicle started to make your daily trips! That is why we at Watrous Mainline are here to remind you to stop by during our business hours for a battery check and possible replacement. This way, you won’t have to worry about your motivator failing you before an important meeting.

What Causes My Battery to Wear?

There are a couple things that contribute to the degradation of your battery, which makes the timeline for stopping by different for every driver. Besides the typical passing of time that affects the erosion rate, simple mistakes like leaving your lights on overnight can drain your battery of its charge. If you are the type of driver that likes to make multiple short trips throughout the day, then this can also affect its lifespan. That is why we suggest that you try to get all of your weekend errands completed in one trip, because constantly starting up your vehicle will deplete your battery’s juice. Lastly, extreme temperatures like blistering heat and frigid cold can affect the internal discharge which will rapidly decrease its effectiveness.


Like most components of your vehicle, there are a few things that you should be on the lookout for that will let you know when it is time to pay our Service Department a visit. If you hear a sputtering noise while you turn your key in the morning, then this is your battery directly telling you that it is having a hard time coming to life. More things to be cognizant of, are dim lights and your check engine illuminating on your dash. You can take a look beneath the hood to see for yourself, as well. If you notice a swollen battery case, then you are long overdue for a replacement and should give us a call to schedule a time slot as soon as possible. Lastly, if you smell something similar to rotten eggs when you pop the hood, then this means your battery has a leak and it should be swapped.


We have a couple of features on our website that will assist you with the battery check process so you don’t have to spend your time here at our location waiting around. If you have a question or concern pertaining to your battery, or any service for that matter, tap into our Contact Us form. This feature will put you in touch with one of the experts in our Service Department. Once we receive your inquiry, we will work tirelessly to get back to you with an informative answer as soon as possible. After that, you can select a date and time that fits your schedule by using our Schedule Appointment form!

Stop by Watrous Mainline for your battery test and replacement near Manitou Beach, SK, as soon as today! While you are at it, you can group it with services like an oil change or tire rotation to help save you some time.