How Often to Replace a Car Battery?

Car Battery

The service team at Ocean Honda of Whittier sometimes gets asked how often to replace a car battery in Whittier. Car battery replacement should happen around every four to five years. Still, some things can cause your car battery to wear down faster on your drives around Los Angeles. Learn more about car battery care maintenance here and how to know if your car battery needs to be replaced. Contact us at Ocean Honda of Whittier if you need to schedule auto service.

How to Know If Your Car Battery Needs to Be Replaced

So, how do you know if your car battery needs to be replaced? If you see any of these warning signs, it’s probably time for a new battery:

  • There are Irregular power fluctuations
  • You keep having to jump-start your car
  • It’s getting harder and harder to start your vehicle
  • Your headlights are dimmer than usual

What Makes Car Batteries Deteriorate?

Several things can make a car battery deteriorate faster on West Covina roads and lose its capacity to stay charged, such as: 

  • Time: Nothing lasts forever, and that includes car batteries. Regular usage and everyday wear and tear will cause your battery to erode over time. 
  • Extreme Weather Conditions: Severe temperature changes can be strenuous on your car battery. During sweltering weather, the liquid in your battery can evaporate faster. Also, during freezing weather, your battery can lose its charge altogether. 
  • Road vibrations: If you often drive on rough Corona roads, it can loosen your battery clamps or cause internal battery components to degrade more quickly. 
  • Frequent Jump Starts: If you’re often jump-starting your car battery, it can ultimately reduce the lifespan. So make sure you’re careful to turn off your headlights when you’re done driving so you preserve battery power.

If you’re experiencing trouble with your car battery and want to know how much a replacement car battery is, contact the service center or parts store at Ocean Honda of Whittier for a quote. 

How Much is a Replacement Car Battery?

If your Honda Accord car battery needs to be replaced, a new battery will likely cost somewhere between $65 to $150. Premium batteries can cost up to $200, and hybrid car batteries cost a lot more! A new battery for your hybrid can cost you thousands of dollars.

How to Test a Car Battery

Do you know how to test a car battery? It’s easy if you have a battery testing tool. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. The next time you bring your vehicle into Ocean Honda of Whittier for routine maintenance, our Honda Certified Technicians will test your car battery. If you need it tested between your regular car maintenance visits, just contact us or schedule a service appointment.

Ocean Honda of Whittier Can Help With All Your Auto Care Needs! 

Now that you are aware of how often to replace a car battery, and you know how much is a replacement car battery, reach out to us if you need service. You can also order OEM car partsand accessories through our parts center at the dealership or online. Ocean Honda of Whittier is always at your service and happy to answer your questions. Check out our service specials and reach out to us today!

 

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