How long before I need a new battery for my vehicle?

March 18th, 2019 by

When should I replace my car battery?
Your car battery is one of the most important components of your vehicle. As with any other type of battery, your car battery is what powers all the electrical components of your vehicle – including the ability for your car to start. There are a few clear signs that it’s time for you to replace your car battery, but how long should you wait? Find out below!

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Car batteries come in all different types. While they all serve the same purpose, some are made of higher quality than others and will have a higher level of durability. The general rule of thumb is at around the 4-year mark, you should invest in a new battery. They will generally begin to decline after this period, and the longer you wait, the more likely you are to run into issues starting up your car in the future.

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There are a few other signs that it may be time to replace your car battery, such as manufacturing defects, corrosion, and constant exposure to extremely cold weather. Each of these factors will decrease the timeline for your battery life, meaning you’ll have to replace it sooner rather than later if you’re dealing with any of those issues.

Is it time for you to get a new car battery? Come get it checked out here at Kia of Muncie! We can run a quick diagnostic test to see how much of a charge it’s giving off, and if you need a new battery, we can help you there too. Schedule your next maintenance service here with us today!

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