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How to tell when your car battery is going bad

When should I replace my car battery?

Every now and then, you’ll need to bring your vehicle in for some sort of maintenance service. One service that needs to be done from time to time is replacing your car battery. This is something you can do by yourself. Some drivers don’t really know how to tell when they should replace their car battery, which is what we’ll be covering today. Read on to learn more!

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It’s generally recommended that you replace your car battery every two to five years. This broad range is due to the varying quality of car batteries. Higher quality car batteries will last longer than cheaper ones. However, there are other factors that go into how long a car battery lasts. Drivers who put on a lot of miles in extreme hot or cold climates will notice their car batteries run their course quicker. Same goes for those who live in more humid environments.

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Before your car battery completely dies, be sure to look for some signs that will help you know that it’s almost time to replace it. If the ignition has a hard time turning over, the battery is probably to blame. Other signs include corroded connectors, the check engine light is one, and the battery is simply expired.

Getting a new car battery isn’t on anyone’s list of things they want to do. If you think it may be time for a new one though, come chat with us here at Quirk Volkswagen in Manchester today or schedule a test drive on our website!