Everybody wants to save money, and one way you can do that is take good care of your car's battery. By being mindful of how your driving and maintenance habits affect your car's battery, you can significantly extend it's lifespan. If you are ever concerned about your battery, book an appointment with Wrench!
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- Limit Short Drives
One way to extend your battery's life is to limit the amount of short drives you take. Longer drives are better for your car's battery. In short drives, your battery won't be able to recharge fully. If you take many short drives in a row, you could even get to the point where your car won't start because your battery will be completely dead.
- Keep Your Battery Secured
If your battery vibrates a lot while you are driving your car, it could reduce the lifespan of your battery. Make sure it is tightened don't to extend the lifespan.
- Limit Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
Everyone knows extreme cold damages your car battery's lifespan, but the same goes for extreme heat. If possible, limit your car's exposure to extreme temperatures by parking inside or in the shade.
- Keep Your Battery Clean
Overtime, your battery will corrode and accumulate built up gunk. Be sure to clean off your battery every once and a while. Your battery should be clean, dry, and gunk-free.
- Limit Power Usage When Engine is Off
Using the radio or other electronic features while the engine is off could significantly reduce your battery's lifespan. Be mindful and limit your power usage when you aren't driving as it could use up the battery voltage.
- Check Battery Voltage
Every once and a while, you should check your battery's voltage to see how long it's lifespan is. If your battery has been exposed to a lot of the factors mentioned above and is over a year and a half old, you should get into the habit of checking it very often. You can always ask one of our mobile mechanics to check the status of your battery's life when you book a service appointment with us. Our mobile mechanic will be able to discuss recommendations with you further.
- Don't Leave Car Unused For Long
Another factor that reduces the lifespan of your battery is long periods without use. If you don't drive your vehicle for long periods of time, it will eventually lose charge until it is unable to start up again. If you go out of town, ask a friend to drive your car around while you are gone.
If you ever find yourself stuck with a dead battery, feel free to book one of our quick and simple services. We will take a look at your battery and even replace the dead one with a new one! All without the hassle of the shop. Give Wrench a try today!
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