Your Vehicles battery has a an “average life” like the rest of your vehicles components however many factors can change the “life” of your battery. A battery has an average lifespan of four years under normal driving conditions. However “normal” just means the battery goes through full charge cycles and is exposed to extreme temperatures. If you vehicle is parked in a garage for example that will allow the life of the battery to typically be longer than average. I bet your thinking about cleaning your garage out now!
Take a minute to think about however old your battery in your vehicle is? Has it ever been replaced? When was the last time it was load tested? Do I know where my battery is in my car? Many new vehicles do not have the battery under the hood next to the engine. Many of them land in the truck or even under seats inside the vehicle. It is very important that you know where your battery is in your vehicle.
Here are a few tips for helping your batteries life:
- Avoid Short trips
- Avoid Extreme temperatures
- Insulate your battery
- Unplug your electronics when it sits
- Keep the terminal ends clean
- Check water levels in the battery (if possible)
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