In this episode, John and Rich talk about your car’s battery. How to maintain it. How long it should last. How the extreme cold and hot weather affects your battery and much more.
Batteries today are a big part of our everyday life. Think of how many batteries you have to keep charged.
Of course, our purpose here is to talk about your car battery. When people come into Auto Care Plus and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is that 70 percent of batteries don’t make it to 4 years of service.
The hot summer is the number one killer of batteries followed by the cold winters.
There are some things that you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let us know at Auto Care Plus and we can clean it off. A dirty battery runs hotter, and that shortens its life. If your battery terminals are corroded, let us take a look at that, too. We can clean them, and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, we can replace them. All that corrosion impedes some or all of the power from getting to your cars starter which can leave you stranded out in the cold New England winter.
Check out our blog post for more information about your vehicle’s battery.