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How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

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Even with the best care, car batteries don’t last forever. So, just how long do car batteries last on average? Most Watkinsville and Jefferson drivers need a car battery replacement after three to four years. However, this can vary depending on your particular car and driving style. Find out the factors that go into a car battery change, and schedule your service with Athens BMW when it’s time for your next maintenance inspection or car battery replacement!

What is the Average Vehicle Battery Life?

While we recommend expecting your car battery replacement every three or four years, there’s no clear cut answer. Some drivers can go up to six years in Greensboro, while others burn through batteries in just one or two years of heavy-duty driving. However, it’s better to schedule your car battery change earlier rather than later, because no one wants to deal with the hassles of a dead battery during a busy day. If you’re not sure what condition your battery is in, why not schedule a battery check? Our technicians would be happy to take a look, and we can take care of other routine maintenance while you’re here.

What Factors Shorten my Battery Life?

  • Inactivity: If you don’t drive very much, your car may not be able to hold onto its charge. This can lead to faster draining and a weakened battery. Consider taking the long way home to allow your battery more time to recharge.
  • Driving Habits: If you forget to switch off your interior lights or your headlights, this can drain your battery quickly. Be sure to double check your cabin before heading into the house.
  • Climate: Warmer weather is harder on your car battery than cold weather, so keep that in mind when scheduling your maintenance appointments. Drivers in hotter climates may need to move up their car battery replacement schedule.

What Are the Red Flags That Your Car Battery is Low? 

  • Your check engine light turns on. 
  • The engine is slow to start.
  • Your car lights are dim.
  • You notice your electrical components, like heated seats and cell phone charger, are no longer working.
  • The connectors on your battery are corroded.
  • The battery case looks warped or misshapen.

Schedule Your Car Battery Change at Athens BMW

Now you know how long car batteries last, so is it time for a car battery replacement? Feel free to contact us with any questions about battery care and maintenance, or schedule your service online at your convenience.

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