LONG LIVE THE CAR BATTERY!!
We all love our cars when they start, right? It fills us with such joy to hear the engine turn over, so we can pull out of our driveways and be on our merry way. We do not often think about our car battery and the electrical load demand that our vehicle will put the battery through. Battery life is highly dependent on where you live and how well you take care of it. In a perfect world, there would be no high temperatures or excessive humidity to disturb your battery life. If you lived in that part of the world, your battery would probably last six years, maybe. But, let's be realistic! Living in Southern California near the beach, we experience a good amount of heat and humidity. So, we are lucky if our batteries last about two to five years. Now if you are lucky enough to own a hybrid or electric car, you will see a long as fifteen to eight long years out of your battery! And, some hybrid batteries have been know to last even longer.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY CAR BATTERY LAST LONGER?
Battery care is a huge part in getting the most out of your battery life. To get your battery to last a long time is to always keep it fully charged. Which means, if you can make sure you are not leaving random lights on in the car or leave unnecessary accessories plugged in. And, of course, always turn your headlights off! Sounds like a no brainer, right? But, it does happen to the best of us. We at Shige's Premier Car Service, will load test your battery every time you come in for service to ensure you that your car will start when you need it to.
STAY TUNED IN BECAUSE TOMORROW WE WILL TALK ABOUT CORROSION ON BATTERY CABLES. WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT GETS THERE AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. THANKS FOR CHECKING IN HERE ON SHIGE'S PREMIER CAR SERVICE LIVE THE LEGACY BLOG!!!