Statistics show that 70% of batteries fail within 4 years. There are things you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, if you see the battery getting dirty or greasy, let us know and we can clean it for you. A dirty battery runs hotter and shortens life. Let us inspect your battery terminals for corrosion. We can clean the terminals with special chemicals and replace corroded battery cables.
Running a battery down is bad. Doing things like running the headlights or listening to loud music with the car turned off can deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about 10 of those deep cycle depletions before it gives up the ghost.
Because we often take short trips with frequent stops, our batteries can end up not getting fully recharged, which shortens battery life. You can occasionally connect a good quality automatic battery charger at home. We recommend charging once a month during hot months and every three months during cold months.
We can help replace your meet your manufacturer's recommendations. If you have special needs like live in a colder climate or run many electrical accessories, we can look at an upgrade to give you the power you need.