Phoenix Car Battery
When people visit family owner Perez Auto Repair and need a new battery, they’re often surprised to find out their vehicles battery wont hold a charge. But the fact is that 70 percent of batteries don’t usually last more than 4 years.
With that being said, there are a few things that you can do to extend the life of your car battery. First, keep it clean. If you notice it’s starting look a bit dirty and or looking greasy, it can make your battery run hotter than normal and that can shorten its life. If your battery’s terminals are corroded and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, that can also lead to battery failure. If you’re not one to get your hands dirty under the hood stop by Perez Auto of Phoenix and we’ll gladly take a look at your battery and see if it needs any maintenance.
Also running your battery way down is bad for it: Things like running the headlights or using to many electronics pugged into your vehicle with it turned off can deeply deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about 10 of those deep cycle depletions before it starts taking a toll on it’s ability to maintain a full charge.
Because we often take short trips around Phoenix with lots of stops for errands, our batteries can end up not getting fully recharged just by driving around. That also shortens the battery life. You can always hook up a good quality automatic battery charger at home from time to time. We recommend charging once a month during hot months and every three months during cold months.
When it’s finally time to get a new battery, we can help you find the right replacement. We’ll always make sure to meet your manufacturer’s recommendations. Now if you have special needs – like our hot desert climate or run a lot of electrical accessories, we can look at an upgrade that will give you the power you need.
Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you! If you believe your vehicle’s battery need service or are not sure and would like to have your car diagnosed, contact Perez Auto Repair online via phone 602-269-3576 or stop into our facility located at 429 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.