Auto Batteries

Whether you’re driving a new car or investing in a new battery, there is a normal lifespan of a battery you can expect. But normal is relative. Every driver and every battery life experience is unique.

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Battery Service and Replacement

Why Choose Mount Airy?

Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat knows that a good battery is vital to the functionality of your vehicle. According to the mechanics at Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat, the average life expectancy for your car battery is typically 4-6 years. However, there are several things that determine how long your battery will last. Things like weather and driving conditions affect the life of a battery. The type of car supported by a battery matters, as well as how many accessories are connected to this power source.

Inside Your Battery

The outer casing of a battery is made of hard, strong plastic, however, inside the plastic box are plates of materials like lead and lead dioxide. These plates are suspended in a mix of water and sulfuric acid, which forms an electrolytic solution. This solution allows electrons to flow between plates – that flow of electrons is essentially electricity.

Battery Care

How long you drive also means something to your battery. Many short trips mean your battery never gets fully charged. And an undercharged battery will have a shorter life. Here are a few tips to maintain your battery:

  • Check the electrical connections.
  • Keep the cables clean from corrosion.
  • Keep your car in the garage.  The cold puts more strain on a battery.
  • Check the condition and charge of the battery.
  • Check levels of electrolyte, adding water to fill holes.

When to Replace Your Battery

Could it be time to replace your auto battery? Here are a few questions you should ask yourself to find out if it is time to schedule to have your battery serviced or replaced:

  • Have any warning lights come on?
  • Is your battery more than 3 years old?
  • Has your battery outlived its warranty period?
  • Has your vehicle been jump-started lately?
  • Do the lights dim when the A/C or heat is on?
  • Has your vehicle had alternator or belt problems recently?
  • Is there visible corrosion on the battery posts or cables?
  • Have you had to use a portable charger to recharge your battery lately?

These are just a few indicators that your battery might be getting to the end of it life. Here at Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, we can test your battery to get a good sense of any problems. Make an appointment or stop in our Parts Department and can also order a new battery for you.

Battery Life

All cars have an elaborate electrical system that not only starts the car but keeps everything from lights, stereos and even the steering and airbags working properly. Your car battery is one of those things that you don’t think of often. For the most part, it is a very reliable working part of your car and should last you an average of 4 years. If your car is having trouble in the early life of your battery, consider checking the other electrical components, such as the alternator which recharges the battery as the engine runs.

Here at Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, we’d be glad to help you understand if your battery needs replacing. We’re always here to help. Stop in to learn more about the Mount Airy Advantage, Smart Car Buying from Nice People.

 Call us at: (336) 673-3471

Dealership Info

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Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT is located at: 538 N Andy Griffith Pkwy • Mount Airy, NC 27030


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