October 1, 2015

Car batteries are an essential component of your vehicle. If they are not working, you are not going anywhere. They’re not cheap to replace either, so it’s a good idea to look after any car batteries you may have and get as long a life out of them as possible. Check out these tips on the best way to get the most out of car batteries.

Don’t let your vehicle sit for too long
If you’re the type to only take the car out once a week to the shops, then this is bad news for your battery. Make sure car batteries are used often, don’t let them sit for long periods of time. This is an easy way for them to go flat.

Check your charging rate
When you have your car serviced, make sure you make note of the battery charging. Having car batteries charged either too much or not enough are both ways to decrease battery life.

Make sure your battery is secured
If your car battery is bouncing about inside its holding, then it’s something you need to fix. Vibrations can damage the plates of car batteries or loosen the terminals. This in turn can cause breakdowns or unrepairable damage to the battery.

Keep it clean
Make sure your battery case is dirt free otherwise it may cause a loss of charge. Terminals should be checked and cleaned regularly, preferably during each car service.

So remember, car batteries are like the brain of the vehicle, and if they are not working, nothing is! Give us a call today and book an appointment for a check up of your car and it’s battery.