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Batteries are one of the most important essentials in your car. If your battery isn’t working, your car isn’t going to start, and you won’t be going anywhere. 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 need to stop and think. Sure, you could buy a cheap battery, but chances are it isn’t going to 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, while others offer free replacement of your battery if it goes bad before the warranty is up. You also need to check your car’s service manual to determine the manufacturer’s recommended battery type for your car.
How Often Will My Battery Need to Be Changed?
You will need to change your battery based on a lot of different factors besides how long your battery life could be. Depending on where you live, you may need to change your battery more often. Common sense would tell you that the farther north you live, the sooner you’ll have to replace your battery, but that isn’t the case. In fact, the further south you go, the sooner you’ll need to have your battery replaced. For people living in South Florida, your battery will need to be replaced every 2 to 3 years. If you travel from Florida up to New York every year, your battery will need to be replaced less often, about every 4-5 years. Experts say that the combined heat and humidity can really damage your battery.
What About The Right Kind of Battery for My Car?
Before you buy any battery, be sure to ask someone in service, or do a little research online yourself. No two battery types are alike, and you’re going to want to find the perfect battery for your car. If your battery is too small, your car won’t get enough power. If your battery is too big, it won’t fit, or it could cause major issues with your engine. Do your homework before selecting your battery.
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