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Your Car Battery is Very Important, Keep it Running Longer

How Do You Prevent a Car Battery From Dying?

Modern automobiles are basically computer-controlled gasoline generators. That means having a ready source of electricity to start the engine is crucial. There is nothing quite as annoying as turning the key to start the ignition, and nothing happens. A dead car battery is one of those things that just happens, but there are ways to prevent your battery from running out of juice. Let’s take a closer look at a few handy tips the team at Davey Auto Sales put together.

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Avoid Short Trips

An automotive battery is recharged each time the vehicle is on the road. However, short trips lasting fewer than 10-15 minutes don’t provide enough time to fully recharge the system. In fact, frequent short drives can damage the battery and drastically shorten the battery’s lifespan. Additionally, short trips don’t get the engine warm enough to run as efficiently as possible, putting further strain on the battery.

Protect It From the Cold

Few things are more detrimental to the health of a car battery than bitterly cold temperatures. If you can keep your car, truck or SUV parked in a garage, that should be sufficient to keep your battery protected from the cold in most cases. However, battery insulation kits are available to work in the harshest conditions. Also, keeping a battery charger ready to go could be beneficial on the coldest days Canada has to offer.

Replace The Battery On-Time

Car batteries last longer than ever these days. However, they do not last forever. At some point, the battery will begin to fail. If you heed the signs and get a new car battery when it’s time, you can avoid being stranded. Some of the signs your battery might need to be replaced include:

  • Interior and exterior lights are dimmer than normal
  • Difficulty starting
  • Warning lights on the dash activate

If a new battery isn’t going to make your car last longer, make an appointment with a Davey Auto Sales product expert today to take a look at our inventory today.

Oct 19th, 2023