As with any investment, the purchase of a car battery is often followed by queries on how to prolong its life. The average life of a car battery is 4-5 years, but you can extend this by regularly maintaining your car battery throughout the years. If you’re trying to prolong your car battery but find that it keeps going flat, then it may be time for a replacement. Follow our experts' simple tips to prolong your car battery and get the most out of your purchase. We are always on hand to discuss our car repair services in Blandford, contact us now!
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3 simple tips for prolonging the life of a car battery
Avoid regular short journeys
Short car journeys are known to be bad for your car battery, as they prevent the battery from fully charging. To prevent this, try to drive your car frequently and for longer periods of time. Why not group all of your errands into one journey where possible?
Make sure to turn off all lights
Sometimes you just forgot to turn your lights off when leaving your car - it happens. Although accidental, it’s crucial not to forgot turning them off as it will affect your car battery’s performance in the future. To guarantee you don’t forget to turn off your headlights or car door lights, most cars will beep to remind you to turn off your lights if the ignition is switched off.
Test your new car battery often
Keeping an eye on your battery and testing it frequently, or whenever you can will encourage a long lifetime. Once a month test your car battery’s output voltage level with a car battery tester to keep track of how well your battery is performing or whether you would benefit from a replacement.