New batteries for your Ford car, truck, or SUV.
Your Ford vehicle’s battery.
Today’s cars, trucks and SUVs are loaded with technology. Add even more tech with the phones, tablets and laptops that we bring into our vehicles, and it’s more important than ever to ensure your battery is always operating at peak performance. At Ford Service, we know exactly what battery is needed for your specific vehicle and can help guide you through what can be a somewhat complex process. Plus, each Motorcraft® battery we install features the latest technologies in design and engineering. They provide dependable power to today’s high-technology vehicles across a wide range of conditions.
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When do I need a new battery?
Like all parts, batteries run their course. Most will last up to five years, depending on conditions and how often you drive. Signs of an aging battery include an audible slow crank when you attempt to start your engine, a lit check engine/battery light or the strange odor of rotten eggs. You can schedule a complimentary computerized battery test with our factory-trained experts at Ford Service.
How to jump start a battery.
If you need to jump start your battery, please follow the simple steps below. Just make sure you follow the connection order as it does affect the success of the process.
First, you’ll need jumper cables plus another vehicle with a charged battery. Make sure both vehicles are parked close enough to allow a connection with the jumper cables to the batteries in each car. Check your owner’s manual for your vehicle battery location and terminal placement.
- Open both vehicle hoods and locate the batteries.
- Remove any terminal covers and corrosion.
- Attach the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (red) terminal of the dead battery. Make sure both metal clamps are firmly in contact with the terminal.
- Attach the other end of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (red) terminal of the assisting battery.
- Attach the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (black) terminal of the assisting battery.
- Attach the other end of the negative (black) jumper cable to an exposed metal part of the disabled vehicle's engine, away from the battery and the carburetor/fuel-injection system.
- Start the assisting vehicle's engine.
- Start the disabled vehicle's engine.
- Allow both vehicles to run connected for about three minutes.
- Leave the jump-started vehicle running and disconnect the cables in the reverse order that they were attached and close the hoods.
- Keep the jump-started vehicle's engine running for about a half hour to allow the battery to fully charge.
Schedule Service with the FordPass App.
Have a question about your Ford vehicle’s battery? You can schedule a complimentary computerized battery test with our factory-trained experts at Ford Service. And now the FordPass App makes scheduling service easy.* The app also keeps your dealer service records up to date. In addition, FordPass puts important vehicle information like Vehicle Health Alerts, service history and warranty info at your fingertips. Plus, FordPass Rewards puts Points in your pocket for things you already do with us. You’ll earn 10 Points for every $1 you spend on vehicle service and maintenance. You can then redeem them for discounts on service, parts and accessories, or your next new vehicle purchase.
Download the FordPass App today on Google Play or through the Apple AppStore.
*At participating dealers.