Your vehicle’s battery is the source of electrical currents necessary to start the engine. The battery provides power to your vehicle’s accessories and electrical parts; it allows them to operate even when your vehicle’s engine is not running. Additionally, components such as your engine and starter rely on the battery for power; they cannot run without a properly functioning battery. Your battery is your vehicle’s voltage stabilizer for the entire electrical system.
Most vehicle batteries need to be replaced every few years, depending on the conditions in which you drive. Extreme weather, continued use of vehicle accessories and other conditions can lead to shorter battery life. Over time, your battery loses juice, and you may need to occasionally jump-start your vehicle in order to get it running. If your vehicle is showing signs of lessened battery life, such as delayed start time, you may need to get your battery replaced.
If your battery dies before you replace it, you might be stranded without a vehicle. The expert team at Aero Auto Repair can examine, diagnose and replace your battery as needed. You can trust us to service your battery and, if necessary, help you find and install the perfect new battery for your vehicle.
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.
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.
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.