When to replace your car battery

May 12th, 2020 by

How to tell if I need a new car battery

It can be tough keeping up with all the maintenance needs of your vehicle. Once you get something repaired or replaced, it seems as though there will always be something else that needs tending to. A car battery is one of the many things that will need attentiveness from time to time. While car batteries are quite powerful, they are not indestructible and will need to replaced from time to time. Find out how to tell if you need a new car battery!

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When it comes to car batteries, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Some cars require different types of batteries. Because of the wide range of batteries that are available for drivers, the life expectancy is pretty broad – anywhere from two to five years. A lot of this has to do with the quality of the battery itself, but it also has to do with exterior factors, such as extreme cold or heat and humidity, which can all weaken a battery and decrease its lifespan.

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You’ve probably experienced at one time or another a car that has a hard time turning over as you’re trying to start it. Many times this is simply due to exterior circumstances, such as a really cold day. However, if it happens repeatedly, or it happens in a situation where the weather is relatively mild, it could mean it’s time to start looking for a replacement. Other signs that the car battery could be going bad are corroded connectors and that that the battery is simply expired.

Luckily, getting a new car battery is a relatively simple task, and something that you can do yourself if you choose. If you want to make sure that the battery is indeed going bad and that it’s not just a one time fluke, contact us here at John Hine Temecula Mazda to schedule a service appointment and we’ll run a battery test for you!

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