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Heights Car Care

1320 Main Street #1
Billings, MT 59105

You may be wondering just what is the average life of a car battery? Under normal driving conditions (not even considering “severe” conditions), a battery may become completely worn down in only three to five years. If a batter hits the four-year mark, it can be almost completely unreliable and you will be facing a car battery replacement.

Interestingly enough, a car battery is similar to a cell phone battery. With every charge, they both become less efficient. That means that because the alternator is recharging the battery at a constant rate, its effectiveness is also being diminished. All the components of the auto electrical system, such as power door locks and windows, headlights, GPS, radio, and more will be negatively affected if the battery charge is too weak.

The eight tips listed below can help you keep your car battery holding a strong charge:

  1. Limit Short Rides. Short rides prevent your car’s battery from fully charging. To help maintain the charge in your battery, drive your vehicle frequently and for extended periods of time.
  2. Keep Battery Tightly Fastened. If the battery is loose, it can vibrate, resulting in potential damage inside the engine and circuits.
  3. Turn Off Lights. Leaving the headlights on overnight or leaving the door open with the interior light on can drain the charge completely from your battery.
  4. Control Corrosion. Over time, battery terminals start to corrode, so keep them clean. If you can, scrub with a mixture of baking soda and water and then rinse and dry thoroughly.
  5. Test Battery’s Voltage. Test your battery’s output voltage level frequently (possibly at every oil change) to track how it’s holding a charge.
  6. Avoid Using Electronics While Idling. To save battery power, turn off accessories (such as the radio or air conditioner) when you are idling, or when you turn the motor off.
  7. Car Tune-Ups. Regular car tune-ups can extend the lives of your battery.
  8. Storing Your Car. Keeping your car in a warm dry place will ensure that your battery will last as long as possible.

No matter how well you maintain your car battery, it will wear out eventually. Don’t put off a needed car battery replacement so you’re stuck in your driveway or stranded in a dark parking lot.

Want to know more about what is the average life of a 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 what is the average life of a car battery? Ask the auto professionals at Heights Car Care if it’s time for a car battery replacement.

You may be wondering just what is the average life of a car battery? Under normal driving conditions (not even considering “severe” conditions), a battery may become completely worn down in only three to five years. If a batter hits the four-year mark, it can be almost completely unreliable and you will be facing a car battery replacement.

Interestingly enough, a car battery is similar to a cell phone battery. With every charge, they both become less efficient. That means that because the alternator is recharging the battery at a constant rate, its effectiveness is also being diminished. All the components of the auto electrical system, such as power door locks and windows, headlights, GPS, radio, and more will be negatively affected if the battery charge is too weak.

The eight tips listed below can help you keep your car battery holding a strong charge:

  1. Limit Short Rides. Short rides prevent your car’s battery from fully charging. To help maintain the charge in your battery, drive your vehicle frequently and for extended periods of time.
  2. Keep Battery Tightly Fastened. If the battery is loose, it can vibrate, resulting in potential damage inside the engine and circuits.
  3. Turn Off Lights. Leaving the headlights on overnight or leaving the door open with the interior light on can drain the charge completely from your battery.
  4. Control Corrosion. Over time, battery terminals start to corrode, so keep them clean. If you can, scrub with a mixture of baking soda and water and then rinse and dry thoroughly.
  5. Test Battery’s Voltage. Test your battery’s output voltage level frequently (possibly at every oil change) to track how it’s holding a charge.
  6. Avoid Using Electronics While Idling. To save battery power, turn off accessories (such as the radio or air conditioner) when you are idling, or when you turn the motor off.
  7. Car Tune-Ups. Regular car tune-ups can extend the lives of your battery.
  8. Storing Your Car. Keeping your car in a warm dry place will ensure that your battery will last as long as possible.

No matter how well you maintain your car battery, it will wear out eventually. Don’t put off a needed car battery replacement so you’re stuck in your driveway or stranded in a dark parking lot.

Want to know more about what is the average life of a 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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