Here are some steps you can take to help extend the life of your car battery.
You piled the kids in the car the other day to take them to Naftzger Park for Storytime. The kids were disappointed because your car didn’t start. The battery was dead.
Not only did you have to contend with disappointed children, you also had to buy a new battery. That was especially frustrating because it seems as if you bought a new battery not too long ago. You wonder if your car is somehow eating batteries.
Most batteries last three to five years, according to readersdigest.ca. If you’re replacing them before that time, you may have a problem because many factors can contribute to a shortened battery life. But, take heart, there are steps you can take to help prolong your battery’s life.
Readersdigest.ca lists five pointers:
- Clean the battery terminals.
- Drive regularly and avoid short trips.
- Be mindful of extreme temperatures. “Between long, hot summers and extremely cold winters, nothing takes more of a toll on a car battery than extreme temperatures. Don’t forget to test your battery in every season—not just when it gets cold.”
- Make sure all accessories are off when starting the engine.
- Regularly test your battery.
If you do have trouble with your battery or find you are frequently replacing it, then it’s time to consult a trusted Wichita auto care pro. You can find a reliable auto care technician at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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