How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

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How long do car batteries last? Generally speaking, average car battery life is between three to four years. Different batteries are warrantied for different lengths of time. When you are doing a car battery change or replacement, you’ll be able to specify the level of battery being installed. That said, the weather and driving habits can also have an effect on battery life. If you’d like more information, keep reading, or contact us!



Average Vehicle Battery Life 

When it comes to battery life in and around the Round Rock and Cedar Park areas, its important to remember that car batteries are generally designed to withstand harsh climates, with hard cold temperatures being especially hard on batteries. More temperate climates will be much easier on batteries over time. If you’d like more service tips about other automotive topics, we’ve got you covered! Regardless of the type of maintenance, we recommend you take care of it on the OEM schedule, so you’re never caught with an iffy vehicle. A service trip now is better than the possibly of being stranded later.

Factors That Can Shorten Battery Life 

These are the primary reasons battery life eventually falls short:

  • Driving Habits: If you vehicle sits for a long period of time, it could weaken the battery, likewise if you only ever drive for short periods of time. The battery in your vehicle likes to be kept near full charge generally speaking, and the engine is what charges it.
  • Climate & Location: Extreme hot or cold will weaken a battery.
  • Normal Wear Over Time: Batteries only hold a charge for so long. While the above two factors can considerably shorten battery life, even a battery used in a perfectly temperate climate and used carefully will eventually need to be replaced.

What Are the Signs Your Car Battery is Low? 

These are the warning signs of a dying battery:

  • 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 a Car Battery Change at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! 

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