How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

Car Battery with Tools

One of the main reasons why your vehicle starts up almost every time you’re tackling your Kiowa commute is because of your battery. In addition to providing your vehicle with enough power to start, your vehicle’s battery also powers many different accessories when your engine isn’t running. To ensure that your car battery is always in working order, you’ll want to ensure you’re not approaching the end of the average vehicle battery life.



But, how long do car batteries last? The average vehicle battery life is around three to four years. After three to four years without a car battery change, you run the risk of not having enough juice to start your vehicle in Bennett. Schedule a service appointment today with Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram when you need your battery to be replaced!

What Decreases Your Average Vehicle Battery Life?

Nothing lasts forever, even high-quality vehicle batteries so it’s typical that you’ll eventually need to have it replaced. With that being said, there are some factors that decrease battery life which include:

  • Short Drives: Short drives around Burlington typically mean you’re regularly using your vehicle’s battery to start the vehicle up and not driving far enough to allow the battery to fully recharge.
  • Forgetting Lights & Accessories: If you’re forgetting to turn off lights and unplug accessories when your vehicle is off, you run the risk of draining your battery.
  • Extreme Temperatures: Extreme cold and hot conditions can cause your vehicle’s battery to break down much faster than usual.

When Do You Need a Car Battery Changed?

Now that we’ve answered, “How long do car batteries last?” are you curious about some warning signs you can look out for on your Limon travels that may indicate you need your battery replaced? Take a look below:

  • Leaking battery
  • Warped battery
  • Malfunctioning electronics
  • Unusual check engine light
  • Continous engine cranking to start
  • Dim lights

We Can Help With Your Car Battery Change at Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

Before you’re left stranded, we recommend you visit our service experts to have your vehicle’s battery inspected. If we notice anything unusual with your vehicle’s battery, we’ll have it replaced with the correct one so that you can continue to enjoy your adventures. If you have any questions or concerns about vehicle maintenance and repairs, you’re more than welcome to let us know how we can help!


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