BATTERY LIGHT - Historically, the battery light comes on when the engine is failing to adequately charge the battery; however, the light may illuminate on newer vehicles when the condition of the battery suggests there may be another problem with the charging system. If you ignore this light, the vehicle will eventually stop functioning due to a loss of charge. It's important to note that you shouldn't run out to your nearest parts store for a new battery at the first sign of a battery warning light, since just replacing the battery will not solve the problem in many cases. Your vehicle's charging system needs to be inspected by a professional to determine the root cause of the battery drain.
Is this light illuminated on your vehicle's dashboard??? If so, call The Auto Analyst, your Placerville one stop auto repair shop, at (530) 621-4591 or schedule an appointment online at www.theautoanalyst.com for testing of the charging system.