Batteries are one of the most important items in your car. If your battery isn’t working, your car isn’t going to start. Here are the essential things you need to know about your battery and how to keep it running efficiently.
What Type of Battery Should I Buy?
If you are faced with replacing a battery, you must stop and think. Sure, you could buy a cheap battery, but chances are it isn’t last very long. Take some time and look at what batteries are out there for your car. For example, some batteries offer free towing and roadside assistance for as long as you own your battery. In contrast, others offer free battery replacement if it goes bad before the warranty is up. You must also check your car’s service manual to determine the manufacturer’s recommended battery type.
How Often Will My Battery Need to Be Changed?
You will need to change your battery based on many factors besides how long your battery life could be. You may need to change your battery more often, depending on where you live. The further south you live the sooner you will need to replace the battery in your vehicle. Your battery must be replaced every 2 to 3 years for people living in South Florida. If you travel from Florida to New York every year, your battery will need to be replaced less often every 4-5 years. Experts say that the combined heat and humidity can damage your battery.
What About The Right Kind of Battery for My Car?
Before buying any battery, be sure to ask someone in the service department or do a little research online. No two battery types are alike, and you’ll want to find the perfect battery for your car. Your car won’t get enough power if your battery is too small. If your battery is too big, it won’t fit, or it could cause major issues with your engine. Do your homework before selecting the right battery for your vehicle.
When you need the battery replaced in your vehicle, why not call us at 941.260.0562. You can also see us on First Street in Bradenton, Florida.