A dead battery can put a damper on your day, whether you wake up to find the car won’t start or you get stuck in a parking lot somewhere. The fact is that car batteries only last so long, but there are also some things you can do to extend battery life. Here are 4 ways to make your battery last longer.
- Always use the right size and type battery for your vehicle.
- Don’t let a battery run completely out. If you know it’s getting low, charge it.
- Don’t charge your battery with a high output charger that is unregulated.
- Never disconnect a battery from a running vehicle.
When It’s Time to Replace Your Battery
The life of your battery will also depend on the type of battery you use. The typical lifespan of a car battery is about 3 years. However, there are also high-quality batteries that are rated to last 5 years. Sometimes you just catch a break, and your battery survives well past its expiration date. But what do you do when it is time to replace your battery?
MR Auto SD can help you with both mechanical and electrical repairs. If your battery has died long before its time, there’s a chance that something else is wrong. We can examine your car’s electrical system, discover what is causing the problem, and correct it. This can help your next battery to last longer, and reduce the risk of you getting stuck somewhere and needing a jump. If you are experiencing battery problems, call us at (858) 455-8222.