Tips to Extend Your Car Battery Life

Tips to Extend Your Car Battery Life


Tips to Extend Your Car Battery Life

Vehicle batteries are one of your vehicle's most important components; they need to be maintained and looked at just like every other part. The majority of vehicle batteries can last anywhere between 2 to 5 years, and the largest detriment to how long a vehicle battery lasts is the weather. Like most electronic components, heat has an adverse effect on vehicle battery drain. Imagine yourself out on a hot day the AC is on, and you're in stop-and-go traffic; the amount of heat produced under the hood is vast and does impact your battery life. If you have any questions regarding battery maintenance.

Limit Short Rides

Automotive batteries are designed to charge during long drives; that's why it's imperative to limit the number of quick drives. If you find that you're not using your vehicle frequently, consider investing in a car battery charger, which you can leave plugged in from time to time.

Battery Should Be Tightly Fastened

The battery is tightened to a certain specification; make sure to check that your battery is properly seated and fastened frequently. If a battery is not fastened is could potentially vibrate, resulting in internal damage or short circuits. if you live in the country and drive on bumpy roads, it's best to check your battery regularly.

Don't Leave Your Lights On

This is usually the first cause of battery drain when we accidentally leave our interior or exterior lights on. This has a heavy toll on the longevity of your battery.

Corrosion Buildup

Over time, because of a chemical reaction, battery terminals tend to corrode and produce a white and green powder. A best practice is to keep the terminals clean consistently. One of the best ways to do this is to mix baking soda and water and use it as a detergent to clean the terminals.

Battery Testing

Finding out your battery's condition is not difficult; you can either bring it to our service centre, or if you have a multimeter, you can check yourself. If you find that your voltage is on the decline over time, you may consider a new battery.

Caring For your Vehicle

Aside from the six other tips, make sure to take care of your vehicle in its entirety. Your vehicle is comprised of many parts that work together to give you the experience that you want. If you notice any issues with any parts on your vehicle, address them as quickly as possible, be sure to contact us we're here to help!

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