While your car’s battery supplies the charge needed to get it started and to power certain functions, it also recharges as you drive due to the alternator. If your Jaguar’s car battery isn’t being charged, it can mean trouble for you.
Your Jaguar needs to be able to reliably get you where you need to go both efficiently and in style. Sadly, if the battery isn’t being charged, you won’t be able to do either of those things.
This article is designed to help you get to the root of the battery problem that’s causing your Jaguar problems. To begin, let’s get a better understanding of how the battery in your car is charged.
Batteries come with the capacity to hold large amounts of charge. These batteries are very complex and are expected to be able to last you for years and years. This may seem surprising that each time you start up the car, you drain a little bit of the power from the battery. However, the batteries get recharged.
The alternator is in the engine to provide power back to the battery after it has started the engine. As the engine turns, the alternator receives that mechanical energy via a belt and then converts it into electrical energy for the battery. Some of the electrical energy is also used to power things like the headlights of your vehicle.
Most Jaguars have a light that comes on when the battery is not being charged. The warning is “battery not charging.” Keep an eye on the dash for this as well as any other signs that come up, as they could clue you in to problems with your Jaguar.
When the battery isn’t being charged, it won’t be able to supply the power needed to your vehicle. Here are some common signs your battery isn’t charging:
If the battery isn’t charging, it will quickly drain all the way until there is no charge left to start the engine with. If your engine won’t start, there are several other causes, too, so it’s best to bring your Jaguar in for diagnostics.
If you are driving and you notice that things like the air conditioning and the radio aren’t functioning properly, which are powered by the battery, this may be because your battery is attempting to preserve as much charge as possible before being unable to power anything.
Without actually inspecting the various parts of your vehicle, it’s impossible to say with certainty the exact cause. There are several reasons why your Jaguar’s battery may not be charging. Here are some common ones:
If you notice that your Jaguar’s battery isn’t being charged, you need to get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If you live in Corte Madera, Larkspur, Sausalito, Tiburon or Mill Valley, California, Masters European and Japanese Auto Repair has the expert mechanics that will be able to fix your car efficiently to get you back on the road with confidence.
Our expert mechanics are trained to handle European and Japanese imports and are ASE-certified. We have over 50 years of experience in this industry, and our customers believe we are the best repair shop for their imported vehicles in the Mill Valley area. There’s no problem too big or too small for our experienced technicians, and there’s no shop who can match our friendly customer service. Drop by or give us a call at (415) 383-2382.