There are different values of dead that a car battery can exhibit, so the exact symptoms aren’t the same in every situation. If your car exhibits one of the following telltale hints, then you might be dealing with a dead battery.
Before you ever try to start your car, there are a number of hints you may pick up on that could point toward a dead battery. For instance, if you have your dome light set to turn on when you open your door, and it doesn’t, that’s a red flag.
Similarly, if you’re used to a chime associated with inserting your keys while the door is still open, and you don’t hear it one day, that may indicate a dead battery.