Battery Car   

This important question is on the mind of every driver out there. At Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Seminole County, we wanted to alleviate our customers by writing up a thorough walkthrough that answers this question and more.

We look forward to helping our customers in and around Sanford, Deltona, Orlando, and Alamonte Springs, FL, properly service their car's battery.

How Long Is My Battery Going to Last?

Batter CheckTo directly answer that question, a driver can expect their battery to last from three to five years. However, there are several factors that can affect that lifespan. For example, different driving habits and patterns can put wear on the battery, especially if you take frequent short trips that prevent the battery from recharging.

A car battery will naturally wear down during long periods where it sits unused as well. If you do not use your car frequently, you'll want to pay extra attention to battery life.

Location matters for batteries. The weather conditions where you live and drive can have tremendous impacts upon the life and performance of your battery. For example, if you live in a warmer clime, it can help facilitate the chemical reaction that batteries use to generate electricity, but at the same time, those high temps speed up the rate of battery degradation. On the other hand, a colder environment can extend your battery's lifespan because it reduces the rate of degradation.

What Signs Tell Me That I Need Battery Replacement?

Now that you know what to expect from your battery's lifespan, let's take a look at signs that show your battery is weak or needs replacement:

  • When idling, the headlights dim: If you're at a stoplight or sitting in your driveway and see that your headlights are getting noticeably dimmer, it's a sign that you need battery service sooner than later.
  • Slow engine turnover: As a battery is an integral part of making an engine work, if you notice that it takes longer than usual to turn over, it can signal that it's time for replacement service soon.
  • Corrosion: Build-up on the battery to a certain amount is expected. But if you open the hood and notice an excessive amount of build-up, it's up to you to schedule service immediately.
  • Flickering dashboard lights: Keep an eye on the dashboard as the battery also provides power to it. Scheduling service is a good idea when you catch the dash flickering or significantly dimming.

These are just some of the common signs, but always be on the lookout for other signs of dimming or electrical issues.

Battery Service

Battery Service CenterOur service center is staffed by expert technicians who've accrued decades of experience between them. They deliver that high quality service you've come to expect. From a simple tune-up to a full battery replacement, you can expect service in a timely manner. They'll even help you find the perfect replacement battery, too!

Get Your Battery Serviced Today!

Now that our customers in and around Sanford, Deltona, Orlando, and Alamonte Springs, Florida, know more about the lifespan of their battery and what to do when they notice it fading, it's time to act. The next time you notice that your battery is in need of service or repair, schedule time with the service team at CDJR of Seminole County!

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Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Seminole County

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