Most drivers take their car batteries for granted – until, of course, their cars won’t start. It’s never a good time to have car trouble, but a dead battery is always a very unpleasant surprise. This is why most car experts advise owners to mentally make a note of how old their car batteries are and replace them every three years or so, just to be on the safe side. Some higher quality batteries are rated as longer lasting, and, of course, the conditions under which the battery is stored and used factor into its longevity, but three is a good number to remember when estimating how many years your car battery may last.
What causes a battery to wear down quicker? Here are the biggest contributors:
A car battery that remains charged at or near 100% is one that will last longer. In order to make this happen, avoid the above situation and regularly monitor your car battery, charging it with a dedicated charger device when necessary.
We at Veenstra’s would love to help you keep your car in safe and otherwise tip-top condition whether this means maintenance or repair. If your car experiences a battery failure, please call us promptly, and we’ll assist you in sorting out the cause and fixing it.