Not every part of your vehicle is built to last forever, but with proper care you can extend the life of certain components. One great example are Dodge batteries. These crucial parts help your vehicle start up, and with some tips from our experts and the occasional visit to the service center here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM-Bowie, you can make your battery last a bit longer.
Avoid Excess Vibration
Excess vibrations can shorten the lifespan of your battery, so make sure that it’s properly fastened into place and that it won’t move around too much as you drive.
Keep it Clean
Cleaning up your battery can also keep it working properly for longer. Dirt and grime can gather on the casing, while corrosion can build up on the terminals.
Don’t Leave Your Car Sitting Unused
If you leave your car sitting unused for a long time, that can be bad for your battery. Your battery gains recharge as you drive, but if your Dodge vehicle isn’t driven for a while the battery just keeps draining.
Avoid the Heat When You Can
Extreme heat can shorten the lifespan of your battery. The higher temperatures can cause the water within the battery cells to evaporate faster. Park your car in the shade or in a garage when possible, especially in the summer.
Check the Lights
Your lights can drain your battery quickly when the engine isn’t on. Always check your interior lights and headlights before you leave your car and make sure that you didn’t forget to turn them off. Even just leaving them on overnight accidentally can drain your battery.
So if you’re in need of battery care or any other type of routine maintenance, visit our Dodge service center in Maryland. Our skilled mechanics look forward to assisting you!