Car Battery Life

When is the last time you replaced your car battery in Marietta GA?  How long should it last?  Should it last forever?  These are some of the questions we get when we hear that one of our Marietta GA customer’s car won’t start and they are surprised that the battery died.

Non-Serviceable Battery

First, car battery manufacturers are making more technologically advanced batteries all the time, and yes, you can buy a car battery that requires no servicing.  These non-serviceable batteries will cost you more up-front, but you don’t have to bother with adding water to them in the future.  Since we are a NAPA AutoCare Center, we offer the Legend Battery which is non-serviceable.  Once you put it in, you don’t have to worry about it.

Serviceable Battery

The less expensive battery is one that you have to service ongoing.  The type of service required is the periodic adding of water to the cell.  How do you lose water from a car battery?  It happens during the charging cycle and it is due to electrolysis (the passing of the charge or current from the battery to the starter).  When you have your oil changed, you should also have the battery water level checked.  We check the water level in your car battery during every oil check at Aero Automotive.

Change your Car Battery Every 3 Years

So the next question we ask is “When did you last change your battery?”  Most of the time for our new customers, the answer is “Well, I can’t remember” or “A few years ago.”  The standard answer is you should change it every three (3) years.  Think of it as a “Maintenance” item, not a “Failure” item.

For more information about replacing your car battery in Marietta GA, call us or schedule an appointment.

LOCATION

4725 Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30066