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Knowing how often to replace a car battery can save you from getting stranded on the side of the road in Jersey City. In most cases, a car battery will last for roughly four to five years. However, a variety of factors can affect battery performance and lifespan, so it’s important to proceed carefully! Learn how to know if a car battery needs to be replaced and find out how to test a car battery below.
If you’ve started to wonder about how often to replace a car battery, chances are high that your battery is nearing the end of its life! Any of the following issues could point to a dying battery:
In some cases, these issues may simply be the result of extensive battery corrosion. Slow start-up may also be the result of dying spark plugs! Pop open the hood and take a look before you buy a new battery.
Batteries are sensitive components! Any of the following can have a significant impact on your battery’s performance or lifespan:
If you want to maximize the value of your current or future battery, you should know how to test a car battery by hand. There are two main techniques, and one option requires no special equipment at all:
For a more precise test, pick up a digital multimeter at our parts department. Then take the following steps:
Unless you drive a hybrid car or an all-electric vehicle like the I-PACE, a replacement battery will most likely cost between $75 and $200. That’s a significant margin, but in general, it’s worth it to opt for the most dependable, OEM-recommended battery over unreliable, aftermarket competitors. Take advantage of our parts specials to save on an OEM-recommended battery today!
Although it is possible to replace a car battery at home, these are high-voltage components that need to be handled carefully! For many of our Fort Lee and New York City neighbors, scheduling service and letting us take care of disposal ensures a better experience from start to finish.
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