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As winter continues, it can cause lots of problems for your new or pre-owned Honda vehicle. While it’s perfectly reasonable to worry about things like your Honda Accord’s battery needing to be replaced, Tom Wood Honda wants you to know there are things you can do to keep your battery running as long as possible.

The problem is that there are a bunch of factors that affect how long your battery lives, and one of the most affecting important is something you can’t control: the weather. You see, batteries do best in colder temperatures, with an expected lifespan of five years or more. But when it’s hot, a battery can die much more quickly as the heat contributes to degradation and loss of charge.

Something you can control, however, is your driving habits. If you have a tendency of using a lot of power-draining devices in your Accord, like cranking the air conditioning, keeping your Bluetooth® on, or your music cranked up while charging multiple devices and using on-board navigation, you can quite likely drain the battery over time, especially if you only take very short trips. This can cause your Honda Accord’s alternator to not charge the battery as fully as needed, diminishing the charge until there’s none left.

But if you’re looking for a way to keep your vehicle’s battery life monitored, then come into our Anderson, IN Honda service center for scheduled maintenance. Checking your battery is standard procedure, and you’ll be informed if anything is wrong or if our expert technicians think it should be replaced. Don’t worry, we’ve got Honda-approved replacements waiting in the wings. Make your appointment today!

Categories: Service, Parts