Car Battery Replacement
Having trouble getting your car to start? That sputtering coming from under the hood when you twist the key in the ignition could be a sign that you need a car battery replacement. Luckily, getting your car battery replaced is a quick and easy service, and you can get it taken care of at the Service Center at Ira Toyota of Danvers. We're staffed by a team of highly trained automotive experts, so you can trust your car in our hands.
When Do I Need a Car Battery Replacement?
A car battery will typically last for around 2-5 years, depending upon usage and other factors. Specifically, the climate in which you live can have a large impact on the life of your battery, as extreme heat and cold take a toll on its effectiveness. There's a few steps you can take to make a car battery last longer, though, which can help you to save money on fewer replacements in the future.
Make Your Car Battery Last Longer
Here's some simple steps that you can take to help your battery to stay healthy for as long as possible, so that it can take you on many more drives across Danvers, Peabody, Salem, and beyond.
- Turn off Your Lights: The first and most simple step to keeping your car battery fully charged is to always remember to turn off your car's headlights. If you've ever forgotten and left them on overnight or while you're at work, you know that this is a surefire way to completely drain your battery. Even small interior lights can drain a lot of power over time, so just double check that everything is switched off when you exit the vehicle.
- Keep it Clean: It's normal for your battery to develop some corrosion buildup over time on the terminals that connect it to the vehicle. However, removing this buildup can help to keep that connection strong. It's simple to do it yourself, with just a solution of water and baking soda, a stiff brush, and some elbow grease. You can always ask a trusty mechanic for help, too.
- Avoid Short Trips: This is the most important rule of battery maintenance! A car that only takes very short drives, or that is driven very infrequently, will lose battery power quickly. Longer drives are what allows your engine to charge up the battery, so be sure to take your car for a spin that lasts longer than 15 minutes as much as you can. If you don't drive your car very often, it could be a good idea to invest in a portable battery charger, so you can jumpstart your own battery without the help of another vehicle.
Get Your Car Battery Replaced
If your car is having difficultly getting started, and it's been a while since you last got a new battery, it's time for you to contact an auto expert! Reach out to the team at Ira Toyota of Danvers to schedule a service appointment, and we'll be happy to help with whatever you need.