Beware: Astonishing Cooincidence
Astonishing cooincidince: I took my car into High Tech Tire to get my tires replaced. Before taking it in, I could not detect any problem with my battery. However, when High Tech called me to tell me the tires were done, they warned me about the battery needing to be replaced. Having had no trouble with the battery, I figured I'd have my regular mechanics check it out when I took the car in for the 60K.
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The next day, my car wouldn't start. My battery did not have enough charge to turn over the engine.
The timing of this failure inspired me to reflect on three questions.
I asked myself the question, is it possible to render a battery unable to keep a charge? I discovered claims that it is technically possible to accomplish this.
I asked myself the question, is it possible that checking the health of a battery could inadvertently contribute to the failure of that battery? I did not find any information to answer this question one way or the other.
I then asked myself the question, what are the odds that my battery would fail exactly one day after taking my car into High Tech Tire and Auto, when before taking it to High Tech Tire the battery was able to start the car with no obviously detectable problem?
I leave you with these questions before you take your car into High Tech Tire and Auto.