• Monday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Contact Us

North Brothers Ford Inc.

33300 Ford Road
Map & Location Westland, MI 48185

  • Sales: (734) 928-2108
  • Service: (734) 821-7451
  • Parts: (734) 772-9323


Have Your Battery Tested to Make Sure Your Car Will Start This Winter

Making sure your car will start properly in winter weather is as easy as getting your battery professionally inspected! Your battery is a vital component to helping your vehicle start and to powering electric features within your car and you should typically have it replaced every two to five years. A battery that is "going bad" will have trouble starting the car when the weather is cold. When exactly you'll need to change the battery depends on many factors including usage and climate, but you can get a professional inspection or look out for the symptoms below to know when to do so. To ensure your car, truck, crossover, or SUV is ready to brave the cold and blustery weather, have your vehicle battery test and replacement completed at North Brothers Ford by our expert technicians as a part of your Winter Car Care maintenance routine.


Signs Your Vehicle's Battery Is Not Prepared for Winter

If you think you're having a problem with your battery, it might be time for a new one, especially as we move full-speed into the dead of winter. Make a note of when you last had a battery installed in your vehicle. If it's been three years or longer, it's a good idea to get your battery checked to ensure your vehicle will start in the bitter cold Michigan winter temperatures. Look for these signs your vehicle's battery is not prepared for winter:

  • The casing of your battery looks swollen
  • Your engine has a hard time starting, especially in the cold
  • There is visible corrosion around the battery terminals
  • The engine light or battery light comes on your dashboard
Testing a battery isn't safe to do at home, but the professional technicians at North Bros are ready to hook up an electronic tester to your battery, which will scan the condition and indicate whether the battery needs changing!

Schedule a Battery Services at North Brothers Ford in Westland, MI

If you notice any of the signs listed above that indicate your battery isn't prepared for winter, it might be time for a replacement. Our Certified Service Center, located at 33300 Ford Rd. Westland, MI 48185 is ready with professional technicians who would be happy to inspect your battery and replace when necessary at a competitive price. Conveniently schedule a battery test or replacement at North Brothers Ford in Westland, MI online OR simply ask for a test at your next oil change! For any questions and battery service pricing, don't hesitate to reach out to our helpful team at (734) 821-7451. We're happy to serve our neighbors in Westland, Taylor, Canton, Northville, Redford, Wayne, Garden City, and beyond!