2012 BMW 528i Battery

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2012 BMW 528i Battery

Your 2012 BMW 528i battery will typically last between 3 to 5 years, but that can vary heavily depending on type of battery, weather conditions battery size, and driving habits. Even still, just because your battery isn't completely dead, doesn't mean it's operating at optimal levels. For that reason, it is important to have your battery inspected every time you visit a service center. Hopefully, you're a client of Plaza BMW and you will always receive a free multi-point inspection of your vehicle during every service visit. Inspecting your battery and battery cables is part of this process. If you leave your battery unchecked, when it's not running at optimal levels your 2012 BMW 528i can put pressure on the alternator or the starter to improve power. Drawing excessive power to compensate for the loss of energy from the battery can make your engine run outside of ideal conditions. In the end, this is going to cost you more money to fix. It's extremely important for your BMW battery to operate at near-perfect levels.

How do you know if your 2012 BMW 528i needs a new battery?

The most common symptoms of bad 2012 BMW 528i batteries are if your car is slow to start after turning the key, or if your battery cables and connectors show signs of heavy corrosion. You may also notice a clicking sound when turning the key or if your electronics work but the car won't start. These are all tell tale signs of failing batteries on your 2012 BMW 528i. Give our experts at Plaza BMW a call or book an online appointment here.

How do 2012 BMW 528i batteries work?

SLI stands for “starting, lighting, and ignition.” This type of battery produces energy in order to power your lights, accessories, and engine. So, how do car batteries work? Most car batteries rely on a lead-acid chemical reaction to get your car off & running. These types of batteries are considered part of the “SLI” category. Once the energy reaches your engine, the alternator provides power. If you are shopping for a battery for your 2012 BMW 528i, count on Plaza BMW. We offer a startling selection and the best prices on batteries that were designed for your vehicle. You can learn more about extra types of batteries by reaching out to one of our service advisors. With the help of our 2012 BMW 528i battery consultants, we will get you back on the road quickly. Book your service appointment online quickly or call us at 3145823628 with any questions. We look forward to working with you!

2012 BMW 528i Battery Replacement

Replacing some types of batteries, especially in newer models, can be very tricky as hood space in vehicles continues to shrink to improve performance. Because of this, some batteries can be difficult to access. You'll want to check your 2012 BMW 528i owner's manual for detailed information on where your battery is located. Oddly enough, some batteries can be located under the floorboard or in the trunk, however, this is extremely rare.

How to replace your battery:

  1. Make sure your engine is off - refer to your vehicle manual to locate the battery.
  2. Use a wrench to loosen the bolt that holds the black negative battery cable.
  3. Carefully remove the cable by twisting and pulling - do not use too much force or any metal objects to pry the cable away from the battery. This can damage the cable.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove the positive (red) battery cable.
  5. Locate the clamp that holds the battery in place and remove it with a wrench or ratchet.
  6. At this point, you should be able to easily remove the battery. Careful, it will be heavy.
  7. It is recommended that you clean the battery tray and any corrosion on the cables using a wire brush and proper battery cleaning solution.
  8. To install the new battery simply repeat the steps above.

2012 BMW 528i Battery Cost

When you are shopping for a 2012 BMW 528i battery, there are some things that you need to keep in mind that will have an effect on the cost. What is the brand of the battery? What size engine does your 2012 BMW 528i have? What size battery do you need in your BMW? Will you require our dealership to replace your battery or are you just looking to purchase the battery and install it yourself? These are just some of the many questions you should look into before choosing a divergent battery or replacement at Plaza BMW. Call us at 3145823628 and let our specialists find the proper battery for your 2012 BMW 528i.

The most directly correlated aspect of a battery's price is its size. The larger the battery the larger the Amp Hour rating of your battery, meaning it will cater to more amps of electrical current per hour.

2012 BMW 528i Battery Price

The advantageous news is Plaza BMW offers frequent services and parts specials when it comes to car batteries, and in frequent cases if you invest a battery at Plaza BMW, we may be able to build in your battery at no additional estimate. Contact Plaza BMW to read more about battery installation now. 2012 BMW 528i pricing is also heavily dependent on whether or not you elect for to build in the new battery yourself or have Plaza BMW build in it for you. Over the years, hood space has shrunk as the performance of vehicles has increased and as a result, sometimes the battery is not easily convenient. If that’s the case or you'd like a BMW trained mechanic to build in your battery, the price of labor may add an additional $20-$40 to your service bill depending on the market.

2012 BMW 528i Battery Coupons & Specials in St Louis

You can find our battery replacement coupons here, or browse parts specials here. From full battery replacement to labor cost savings to giant rebates on battery parts, Plaza BMW has you covered. Plaza BMW offers monthly battery coupons for your 2012 BMW 528i.If you can't find the battery you're looking for or choose to speak to someone about our monthly discounts, give us a call at 3145823628 now. Our BMW 528i mechanics are standing by to help you with each your automotive service needs.

Are 2012 BMW 528i batteries covered under warranty?

Most genuine OEM BMW batteries sold at Plaza BMW are covered under some type of warranty for potentially up to 24 months. Give us a call at 3145823628 so we can look up the battery that was installed and confirm the warranty for you. There are a few reasons why a battery would not be covered under warranty such as:

  • 528i Batteries connected to non-OEM components
  • 528i Batteries that have been recharged
  • 528i Batteries with cracks
  • 528i Batteries that were physically damaged prior to inspection

How long do 2012 BMW 528i batteries last?

2012 BMW 528i batteries usually last between 3-5 years, but this is variable depending on the type of battery, weather conditions, driving habits, and more. You can prolong the life of your 528i battery by:

  • Proactively testing your battery
  • Cleaning the terminals and posts of corrosion with the available cleaning answer & a wire brush.
  • Starting your 2012 BMW 528i mostly is considerable. Don't let your battery go unused for long periods of time.
  • Keeping the battery tightly fastened - did you know the vibrations of your vehicle can loosen the connections and rattle your battery's components?
  • Keeping your vehicle stored indoors away from extreme swings in temperature or climate

Is it safe to drive with the battery light on?

If your 2012 BMW 528i battery warning light comes on while driving, be sure to turn off your accessories, so the battery doesn’t ditch supplemental. The warning light usually means that the alternator isn’t working correctly meaning you are operating solely on battery power. Be sure to turn off the radio, air conditioner, and the lights unless you are driving at night. The purpose of the alternator is to charge your 2012 BMW 528i battery while you are driving. When the alternator isn't working correctly, it can cause the battery to ditch all its power, leaving you stranded if the vehicle is turned off.If you have multiple warning lights come on including the battery light, then pull over to a secure location if correct. It's also correct that your 2012 BMW 528i serpentine belt has malfunctioned.If the dash lights mean overheating, then the water pump was on that belt too. Another likely symptom that could point to the serpentine belt as a cause for the battery warning light, is if steering becomes difficult or feels gargantuan. If you're near St Louis and need service, give Plaza BMW a call at 3145823628. We can even arrange to have your 2012 BMW 528i brought in to us.

Common Car Battery Issues & Problems - How Do You Know If Your Car Needs A New Battery?

One of the most instinctive car problems is a dead battery. We have all been there, whether you leave your lights on, don't close a door completely, or leave the radio too long without your engine running. But when does your 2012 BMW 528i battery need to be replaced? Here are a few symptoms that may indicate your 528i battery needs to be looked at by a BMW mechanic or replaced.

  • Low Battery Fluid Level - if the fluid level is low, you need to have the battery and charging system tested.
  • Fluid Leaks or Corrosion - it's usual for battery fluid and back-up fluid leaks to cause excessive corrosion which is an curious sign the battery needs to be replaced. Over time, corrosion will build typically and can be cleaned to prolong the life of your 2012 BMW 528i battery.
  • Check Engine Light - the check engine light usually turns on when your battery is losing charge.
  • Delayed Engine Crank - when you attempt to start the vehicle, it takes longer than usual to roll over or start.

Plaza BMW Battery Replacement & BMW Batteries for sale

Call Plaza BMW at 3145823628 or schedule battery service online for the fastest battery replacement in Creve Coeur MO. Our BMW factory-trained mechanics can change your 528i battery swiftly at competitive estimates. At Plaza BMW, our service team is comprised of BMW certified technicians that can help diagnose what is awry with your battery.Our essential goal is customer service unlike many other auto repair shops. We will check your battery for all effortless fixes such as examining your battery for corrosion build-up before recommending a full battery replacement. Sometimes it is just a poor battery connection and tightening or reconnecting loose parts might get your 2012 BMW 528i started again. Outstanding service and affordable prices are just two of many reasons people do business with Plaza BMW.

What Are the Best Car Batteries to Buy?

This can be a strict question to answer. There are many features that go into determining the "best" car battery, as many car batteries are designed with other features in mind. Classic car battery brands include DieHard Batteries, Odyssey, NAPA, AC Delco, Duralast, EverStart, just to name a few. Contact the consultants at Plaza BMW and we will be capable to aid designate the best car battery for your 2012 BMW 528i based on your needs and driving habits.

How often should you replace your 2012 BMW 528i battery?

Every 3 to 5 years, but you should have your battery tested frequently for drops in voltage to make sure it's operating at a high level. Car batteries typically carry 12 to 13 volts unless you have a high-performance battery. Anything higher than 13 volts may indicate a faulty battery.

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