Car Battery Replacement

The battery is the power source for your vehicle. Your battery is what allows you to start your car every morning on your drive to work, and every evening when you start your car to drive home. On average your battery will need to be replaced every 4-6 years depending on the make and brand. Regularly checking the charge is recommended, that way you wont get caught off guard if it decides to die on you. If you leave your lights on, or play the radio without the car running, it can drain the battery and can cause it to fail sooner.

Maintaining the battery is just as important as making sure not to kill it. Keeping your terminals clean of corrosion can help maintain a constant power supply, and also makes the battery require less energy to work correctly. Another nice tip, is if you can, keep your car in your garage so the battery doesn’t have as vast of a temperature change as often. Fluctuating temperatures can lead to dead batteries and spent electrolyte.

Believe it or not, the climate in which you live impacts the life of your car’s battery.  A battery that performs optimally in the midwest climate will not perform similarly in the southwest’s desert climate.  Read more about your car battery in our blog. No matter how well you take care of your battery, eventually it will die, and when it does it will need replacing, be sure to keep us in mind when that time comes. No one treats you better, or uses higher quality parts, than Desert Oasis European Auto Service and Repair.