How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

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At Hendrick Buick GMC Cary in Cary, we often get asked, “How long do car batteries last?” In general the average vehicle battery life is between three and four years. However, keep in mind when it comes to car battery changes that this recommended interval varies depending on your car; be sure to refer to your owner’s manual. Our service center can teach you more about our average vehicle battery life and much more down below.

 

 

Average Vehicle Battery Life

So, how long do car batteries last? Depending on which Holly Springs driver you ask, you will get different answers. Some drivers will say they complete a car battery change every five to six years or three to four. In general, you should plan to schedule a car battery change for three to four years to ensure you avoid any issues with your battery.

If you visit our service center near Apex for services like oil changes and brake service, be sure to add car battery replacement as a part of your routine maintenance. We can inspect your battery regularly to ensure it’s working correctly.

Factors That Can Shorten Your Battery Life

Now that you know the average vehicle battery life, you should know that your driving habits, location, and maintenance can deteriorate your battery charge over time. Here are those factors that can affect your car battery change:

  • Driving Habits: Even if you don’t drive very much around Raleigh, leaving your vehicle sitting for a long period of time can weaken your battery.
  • Climate & Location: If you drive in a hot climate all year, the higher temperatures can weaken your battery life more than a cooler climate.

What Are the Signs Your Car Battery is Low?

When it comes time for a car battery change, there are a couple signs of a failing car battery that you might not notice until the vehicle doesn’t start. Here are a few key signs:

  • Check engine light is on
  • The engine is slow to start
  • Car lights are dim
  • Electric issues (cell phone charger, heated seats, etc. aren’t working)
  • Connectors for the battery are corroded
  • The battery case looks warped or misshapen

Schedule service if you’re experiencing any of these signs!

Purchase a New Car Battery at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary!

Now that we’ve answered your question, “How long do car batteries last?”, contact us at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary to learn what type of battery is right for your vehicle. Before you purchase your battery and have it installed, be sure to review our parts and service specials.

 

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