Many newer vehicles have smart charging systems. The vehicle takes into account the age and
degradation of the battery and alters the charging system accordingly. In order to properly
install a new battery in many later model vehicles a factory level scan tool is needed. After
installation a technician needs to register the battery to the vehicle. We need to “tell the car” it
has a new battery. Not registering a battery to a vehicle will cause the vehicle to charge and
maintain the new battery in the same way it was charging the degraded old battery. Many
times this causes the new battery to gas and overheat from being overcharged. The abuse of
the charging system will significantly shorten the life of a battery. Following manufacturers’
procedures while servicing and repairing vehicles is very important … even when it comes to
replacing batteries. Not all vehicles require battery registering.
At Tim’s we not only check every battery on every vehicle that comes through the shop we also
follow all service procedures in order to insure a long life of trouble free operation on all of our
repairs. Let the Pros at Tim’s help take care of your vehicle in the best way possible!