At one point or another, we are sure that most people have been faced with the issue of a car battery that is unable to start. You get the help of a friend and some jumper cables and you do your best to start the car up. There various reasons why this can happen, with one of them being a battery that’s worn out.
Most car batteries have a lifespan of about 5 years until they completely die. However, there are various things you can do in order to maximize the life of your car battery.
- If possible, try to avoid your car from very low temperatures. Over time, this will drain the battery.
- If you plan on being away from your car for a very long time, you should disconnect the battery. If you don’t, there is a very good chance that you will come home to a dead car.
- When in a car that doesn’t have the engine running, avoid the use of elements such as lights, heating or entertainment systems.
- This step is only for older cars. As well as the steps before this, look for the level of distilled water. Check your cars manual to be sure because more recent cars don’t need this maintenance.
Cold weather seems to cause a lot of automotive issues. To stay on top of many problems that people encounter during the winter, read tips for driving in the snow, and the affect of road salt on cars.