Many people adopt an “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it mentality” when it comes to cars, but that can prove to be detrimental down the road. There are many important things to consider when it comes to vehicle maintenance so you do not find yourself with hefty fees that could have been avoided. The best advice we can give is to familiarize yourself with the owner’s manual and understand when various maintenance procedures should be conducted. For example, it will tell you how often you should get an oil and filter change and whether or not a specific type of oil is required. These recommendations are not to be taken lightly and are not a ploy to get you to spend more money than necessary on your vehicle, but rather guidelines set by the manufacturer to extend the life of your vehicle as long as possible. When it comes to engine maintenance, you want to pay close attention, because failing to properly take care of your vehicle’s engine could result in needing to replace it quicker than normal or getting stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car. Luckily, Wrench is here to inform you of what a battery replacement entails, whether you need one, and how to extend the life of your car’s battery! Schedule an appointment with Wrench today if you sense any issues with the engine or if you think your car may be due for an engine replacement.
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How long will my car’s battery last?
AAA states that most car batteries last somewhere between 3 and 5 years, so it is wrong to assume that you will have the same battery for the entire time you own your car. Although this can vary based on the make and model of your vehicle and how well you take care of it, you should pay attention to how long you have had it so you can keep an eye out for any warning signs that you may be needing a new battery in the near future.
There are many factors that can influence how long your battery will last such as your driving habits and the climate. To learn more about how the climate can affect your car's battery, read our blog post by clicking here.
What is a battery replacement service?
A battery replacement service is when the dead battery that your car currently has is swapped out with a new one. This is a complicated procedure and it can be a pain to have to take your car to the shop to have this done. Fortunately, Wrench makes it easier than ever before, because one of our mobile mechanics can come out to your preferred location and perform this service for you, whether that be in your driveway at home or the parking lot at your office. Usually, your car will give you some warning signs that it is getting close to the end of its life, but sometimes dead batteries can come out of nowhere. That is what is great about Wrench, we are just a few clicks away and can get you back on the road in no time!
How do I know if I need my battery replaced?
There are a handful of signs you can watch out for that may indicate it is time to get your battery replaced. The most obvious one is if your car will not turn on. This is the result of a dead battery, which can happen if you do not drive your car for an extended period of time or forgetting to turn the lights off when you leave your car. Other signs that you may need to get your battery replaced include difficulty in starting your car, where it may take a few extra seconds to come to life or make a groaning noise like it is working harder than normal. Additionally, if you notice an unusual white substance on your engine, this is likely a sign that the positive and negative connections on the top of your battery are corroded, which can also lead to difficulty starting your vehicle. It is also important to keep an eye out for the check engine light, and do not ignore it if it comes on. This is not a suggestion or something that will fix itself on its own. Schedule an appointment with a Wrench mechanic today if any of these signs seem familiar to you.
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How do I prolong my car’s battery life?
- Take your car for a ride. One of the easy ways to extend your car’s battery life is to make sure it does not sit for a long period of time. Especially now in the midst of a global pandemic when many of us are not leaving our houses nearly as often as we used to, it can be easy to forget to take the car out for a spin. Going for a leisure ride and listening to music can do wonders for keeping the battery healthy - and it can be good to get out of the house! For more information on how the pandemic has impacted our cars, click here.
- Turn off all the lights. Double-check that all the interior lights are off before exiting your vehicle as well as the headlights. Even leaving one small overhead light on for a couple of hours can kill the entire battery.
- Clean your battery frequently. Make sure that your battery stays free from dirt, grime, and unwanted moisture especially during the wetter seasons. The connectors, also known as terminals, on your car’s battery will be less likely to corrode if you keep the battery clean and dry.
- Get your battery checked by a mechanic. Because batteries typically last around 3-5 years, it is a great idea to get your car checked out by a Wrench mechanic when you get close to the 3-year mark. This is easy for a mechanic to do during a routine check-up or even when they are performing another service and will give you a good idea of what the battery health looks like. This can help you prepare for an engine service replacement service or remind you about the other things you can do to prolong the battery’s life.
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We hope you have a better understanding of what a battery replacement service is and whether it is the right choice for you at the moment. At Wrench, your safety is our top priority, which is why we recommend you schedule an appointment with us the minute you sense something wrong with your vehicle. We will get you back on the road in no time with peace of mind and a healthy car. If you have any other questions about our battery replacement services or using Wrench in a pandemic, feel free to contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 844-997-3624. Join the Wrench family today - your battery will thank you!
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