GOOD quality car batteries have an impressive lifespan of up to five years, but most batteries fail within one to two years. The exact life expectancy of your battery depends on a host of variables, including your driving habits and the amount of love and attention you give it.
Regular maintenance is at the heart of a healthy battery. AZ Car Battery Solutions recommends getting a free battery check twice a year (test it during your tyre rotation) so that you never get stuck with a flat battery. However, car batteries are often treated with out of sight, out of mind indifference, and as a result, many batteries have to be replaced much too soon. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prolong the life of your battery.
• Keep it clean
Dirt and grime can create a short circuit and cause your battery to discharge. Keep the battery terminals clean, dry and free of corrosion by scrubbing them with a solution of water and baking soda. Use a spray bottle to rinse the mixture off and dry the terminals thoroughly with a clean cloth. You can also get your battery cleaned for free by the specialists at our partner workshop during your tyre replacement.
• Keep it cool
Extreme heat can evaporate the water in your battery and cause considerable battery damage, often leading to pre-mature battery failure. Keep your car out of the sweltering heat by parking it in a garage or shaded spot as often as possible. You can also consider getting a tropical special battery in the market today. The tropical special battery is design and built to resist higher temperature and last longer in tropical climate.
• Keep it steady
Excessive vibration can cause short circuits and internal battery damage. Make sure all your battery clamps and brackets are securely fastened or have it expertly fitted by the battery our specialists. If you frequently drive on uneven terrain, you may want to opt for a vibration-resistant EFB or AGM battery.
• Go for longer drives more often
Your battery loses power every time you start your car. After that, the alternator takes over and recharges the battery while you drive. If you only make short trips throughout the day, your battery won’t have sufficient time to recharge fully and will continue to lose power. You can help maintain your battery power by going for longer drives of at least 30 minutes more frequently.
• Use it or lose it
A near-fully charged battery is essential to prevent battery damage over time. If your car won’t be in use for a long time, ask a friend or family member to drive your car. You can also consider disconnecting the negative terminal to reduce drainage or invest in a car battery charger to keep your battery powered up.
A little extra care goes a long way in extending the life of your battery. But if DIY maintenance is too much of a hassle, we might be able to help with the perfect battery solution. Visit us or Facebook us for a free battery test and expert advice on all things batteries.
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AZ Car Battery Solutions is the first online car battery retailer that specializes in AGM and EFB car starter batteries. Whether your car has Start-Stop functions and/or using 24/7 functions in car dash camera(s), we have the battery solutions for you. We want drivers to use not only the correct battery, but also save on the battery replacement cost. Coupled with our business model, you will enjoy the highest savings and convenience.
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28 Sin Ming Lane
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