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Heights Car Care

1320 Main Street #1
Billings, MT 59105

When heading out the door for work, are you confidient your car is going to actually start? Ore are you worried that you are going to be stranded in your driveway? If that is the case, it’s probably time for a car battery replacement. You may be wondering just how often should you get a new car battery?

When your car battery keeps dying at inconvenient times, it’s frustrating because many trips are necessary—school, work, groceries, doctor visits, children’s activities, etc. At times like these, we are reminded just how important it is to take care of your car battery.

Unfortunately, as many drivers have learned the hard way, batteries do not last the life of a vehicle. So how often should you get a new car battery, you ask? Under normal driving conditions, it could start to show signs of dying after just three years. After four or five years, it can become completely unreliable. The wise thing to do is replace the battery before it is completely dead! Your mechanic can advise you of what would be the best type of battery (quality and expected mileage) for your vehicle.

If your battery keeps dying, there are four likely reasons:

  • Frequent short trips. The ignition system is one of the largest users of battery power. If you keep starting and stopping your vehicle without sufficient time for your alternator to recharge the battery, your battery may keep dying prematurely.
  • Failing Alternator. The alternator provides the battery with an electrical current. If the alternator is failing, it may not have the capacity to keep recharging your battery.
  • Extreme Temperatures. Temperatures above 100 degrees or below 10 degrees Fahrenheit can be hard on your car battery. A build-up of lead sulfate crystals can occur, requiring more time for it to recharge and shortening its life.
  • Lack of Maintenance. Has your battery serviced on a regular basis to make sure the cables, posts, and water levels are producing the required voltage supply to run your vehicle?

Wondering how often should you get a new car battery? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about a car battery replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Wondering how often should you get a new car battery? You can help prevent an unexpected car battery replacement with these six battery maintenance tips.

When heading out the door for work, are you confidient your car is going to actually start? Ore are you worried that you are going to be stranded in your driveway? If that is the case, it’s probably time for a car battery replacement. You may be wondering just how often should you get a new car battery?

When your car battery keeps dying at inconvenient times, it’s frustrating because many trips are necessary—school, work, groceries, doctor visits, children’s activities, etc. At times like these, we are reminded just how important it is to take care of your car battery.

Unfortunately, as many drivers have learned the hard way, batteries do not last the life of a vehicle. So how often should you get a new car battery, you ask? Under normal driving conditions, it could start to show signs of dying after just three years. After four or five years, it can become completely unreliable. The wise thing to do is replace the battery before it is completely dead! Your mechanic can advise you of what would be the best type of battery (quality and expected mileage) for your vehicle.

If your battery keeps dying, there are four likely reasons:

  • Frequent short trips. The ignition system is one of the largest users of battery power. If you keep starting and stopping your vehicle without sufficient time for your alternator to recharge the battery, your battery may keep dying prematurely.
  • Failing Alternator. The alternator provides the battery with an electrical current. If the alternator is failing, it may not have the capacity to keep recharging your battery.
  • Extreme Temperatures. Temperatures above 100 degrees or below 10 degrees Fahrenheit can be hard on your car battery. A build-up of lead sulfate crystals can occur, requiring more time for it to recharge and shortening its life.
  • Lack of Maintenance. Has your battery serviced on a regular basis to make sure the cables, posts, and water levels are producing the required voltage supply to run your vehicle?

Wondering how often should you get a new car battery? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about a car battery replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Joe Borgstrom
Heights Car CareAuto Repair Shop in Billings, MT

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1320 Main Street #1, Billings, MT 59105406-259-4740service@heights-carcare.com
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Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
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