How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery

 

Part of keeping up with your Hyundai recommended maintenance schedule is replacing the battery when needed. What is the average vehicle battery lifespan? Usually, you can expect a new battery to last about three to four years, but this number can change depending on what type of car you drive, your Saugus driving habits, and other factors. Learn about how long you can expect your battery to last with the service center at Pride Hyundai of Lynn, and visit our service center when you need a car battery change. 

 

When to Have a Car Battery Change 

As mentioned earlier, the average vehicle battery lifespan ranges from about three to four years. However, some Revere drivers have reported waiting anywhere from five to six years before having a car battery change. On the other hand, some drivers have needed to have their battery replaced as soon as one to two years. To know when you should have your vehicle’s battery changed, it’s important to have your vehicle regularly inspected by your local service center.

Many factors like your driving routine and vehicle type can affect how long your car battery will last. Schedule service at Pride Hyundai of Lynn to have your car battery inspected, so you can get a better idea of when you should have it replaced.

What Affects Your Car’s Battery Life

How you drive around Everett and where you do most of your driving will have an impact on how long your car battery can last. Take a closer look at some of the factors that can affect your vehicle’s battery lifespan below: 

  • Driving Habits: This might come as a surprise, but not driving your vehicle as much and letting it sit around for long periods of time can actually weaken your vehicle’s battery. If you drive a short commute, try taking a longer route as this will allow your battery more time to charge. Another thing you can do is make sure that you don’t leave the power on when the ignition is off. Doing this overnight can drain a significant amount of power from your battery. 
  • Environment: Not only how you drive but where you drive can have an impact on how long your vehicle’s car battery can last. Doing the majority of your driving in a warm climate will wear out your vehicle’s battery faster than driving in a cooler environment. 

Signs You Need a Car Battery Change

If you’re unsure about if you need to replace your vehicle’s battery, then keep an eye out for these warning signs:

  • “Check Engine” light is flashing. 
  • The engine is slow or hesitant to start. 
  • The connectors for the battery are corroded. 
  • The battery case is warped or misshapen.
  • Your car lights are dim.
  • You have electric issues (cell phone charger, heated seats, etc.). 

The best sign to indicate if your vehicle’s battery will need to be replaced is the age of the battery. If your vehicle’s battery is three years old or older, then visit our service center at Pride Hyundai of Lynn to have it inspected. 

Service Your Battery in Lynn

Now that you know more about how long car batteries last, check out some of our other service tips like how to jump-start a car at Pride Hyundai of Lynn. Contact us for all of your service needs and questions, and let us help you get back out on the road.

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