When is the best time to replace your battery? Before you need it! Having a functioning battery is vital for your car to run efficiently or even run at all! Typical battery life can be anywhere from 3-7 years, and therefore your battery should be checked regularly. It is important to monitor your battery during extreme weather changes like the heat of summer and the cold weather in winter. Extreme weather can shorten the life of your battery drastically. Batteries can also drain if you do not run your car often or if your car is only used for short trips.
How do you know when to replace your car battery or how to tell when your battery is getting weaker?
- Longer than normal starting times
- Dim lights or electrical issues
- A misshaped battery case-usually from extreme weather
- A bad smell coming from under your hood-like rotten eggs