CAR BATTERY REPLACEMENT
HOW LONG DOES A CAR BATTERY LAST?
If you’ve had the same battery in your car for two to five years, it’s TIME FOR A NEW ONE! There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of your vehicle’s battery, especially the climate in which you live. Extreme heat and cold can have a profound impact on battery life, but luckily, once you get your new battery at our service center, there are a few things you can do to keep your battery healthy for longer.
MAKE YOUR CAR BATTERY LAST LONGER
There are a few measures that you can take to help your new car battery last for as long as possible, which can save you money on new batteries over time. Taking these simple steps will keep your battery in good condition, so that it can serve you well for many more drives.
- Avoid Short Trips: Each time you drive your car, the engine needs time to fully charge up the battery. When you take too many short trips, your battery can lose its ability to hold a charge. To prevent this, try not to take lots of trips that are less than 15 minutes long. If you don’t drive your car often, it could be a good idea to get a portable battery charger so that you can jump-start your car without the help of another vehicle.
- Turn Off Your Lights: If you’ve ever forgotten to turn off your headlights overnight or while you’re at the office all day, you know that it’s a surefire way to completely kill your car battery. Always double-check that your lights are turned off! Even small things can drain your battery over time, so be sure that small interior lights are switched off.
- Keep It Clean: Corrosive buildup on your battery terminals is normal, but it can still inhibit the full effectiveness of the battery. You can easily clean this off at home. Just mix up some baking soda and water and clean the terminals with a stiff brush, or you can seek help from a mechanic that you trust.
GET YOUR CAR BATTERY REPLACEMENT
If your battery has been in your car for a few years, or if it’s been consistently having difficulty getting started, it’s time for a new battery. You can get a quick battery replacement from the team of automotive experts at Ira Lexus of Danvers, and they can help you with any of YOUR CAR’S OTHER NEEDS, too.