Want to learn more about taking care of your car battery? Your vehicle’s car battery is bound to fail one day, but you can extend the life by following some simple tips from our team at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM Bowie.
1. Limit the Number of Short Trips
Every time you start your car, you drain a large part of your battery’s life. However, your alternator recharges the battery while you drive. If you only drive a short distance, you won’t give your alternator enough time to charge your battery so you could end up shortening the life of your battery.
2. Tighten Your Battery Terminals
As you drive, the vibrations of your vehicle’s motor will loosen your battery terminals. This could lead to short circuits or other sorts of internal damage, so keeping your terminals tight prevents damage to your car battery.
3. Monitor Your Lights
Your car’s lights can drain the life of your battery if they remain on for a long period. Most cars nowadays will automatically turn off your headlights but be sure all the interior and exterior lights are turned off when you leave your car.
4. Stay Cool in Extreme Weather
When you experience extreme heat or extreme cold, your battery’s lifespan shortens. Sometimes the damage from extreme weather is irreversible and requires you to get a new battery.
5. Get Regular Service
Of course, regular vehicle maintenance for your car is also an essential part of extending the life of your battery. Be sure to stick to your service schedule to avoid placing any additional stress on your battery.
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Want to learn more about taking care of your car battery? Head to our Maryland Dodge dealership to learn everything there is to know about vehicle maintenance.