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Whether they’re new drivers or experienced motorists, some people wonder, “Is there a Honda dealer near me who can tell me how often I’ll need to replace my car’s battery?” Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer that dictates when drivers will need to get a new battery.

Because today’s batteries power more things than batteries in older vehicles did, car batteries generally don’t last as long as they used to. Although that’s true, it’s still reasonable to expect a battery to last for four years or so. Several factors will influence the lifespan of your battery, such as the climate and the quality of the battery.

Your behavior will also impact your battery’s useful life. If you drive your vehicle daily for more than a few miles, it will prolong your battery’s life. By driving your car regularly, you’ll keep your battery fully charged. This is necessary to extend your battery’s life because batteries that remain undercharged for a long time are vulnerable to acid stratification. If that condition sets in, it will cause your battery to expire prematurely.

If you use things that are powered by your battery without your engine being on, it will shorten your battery’s lifespan. For example, your air conditioning will drain your battery if you let it run without letting your engine run at the same time.

Just like you have to bring your vehicle into our Anderson, IN Honda service center to have your oil changed regularly, you should also let us take a look at your battery at least once per year. By doing so, we’ll be able to give you an idea of when you’ll need to replace your battery before it fails and leaves you stranded unexpectedly.

For more information about when you may have to get a new battery, contact Tom Wood Honda!

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