How To Extend the Life of Your Car Battery

How to extend your car batteries life

How to extend your car’s battery life

Brought to you by Fred Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Everyone hates a dead car battery, so let’s help you fix it. The certified technicians at Fred Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram put a list together of the more common signs that your car battery is on its way out.

Why does my car battery die when the weather warms up?

Spring has sprung here in Akron OH, as temperatures rise, you may notice your vehicle’s battery may be acting suspiciously. What is probably happening is the heat is evaporating the water inside the battery’s internal fluids, causing internal corrosion. The opposites occur in the winter,  the chemical reactions slow down, draining the battery’s life.

Do cars have a check battery light?

Most of the cars manufactured today come with a battery light. It turns on when your vehicle senses the battery is low on power. When the light comes on, you should have your battery changed.

How come when my car sits for too long, the battery always dies?

We have all been there. You go easy for a great vacation, only to come home to a dead battery in your car. Driving patterns impact your vehicle’s battery life. Most think driving kills your battery. On the contrary, the opposite is the case. While your car is running, it is recharging the battery. So when you let your car sit for long periods, it drains the battery. So if your vehicle will be sitting for a while, ask a friend to take it out now and then charge up the battery.

Why is my car taking longer to start?

If you observed your car not starting as promptly as it once did or when it begins, the lights flicker. This change could be a signal that the battery is dying and should be check. The technicians at Fred Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will happily check your battery life.

Is it possible to drain your battery too many times?

When you leave your lights on or charging cables plugged in, it can drain your battery. If your battery gets drained too much, it will no longer hold a full charge anymore. A service technician can run a test telling you if your battery has been draining one too many times.

Fred Martin CDJR is always here to help.

Fred Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service department hopes these tips help keep you from becoming stranded with a dead battery. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM and 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturdays. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (330) 752-1240 and speak with a service adviser.