At Transmission Hero, our auto technicians will keep you charged year round. If you want to keep your vehicle battery in good ship year round, check out our list of four essential battery maintenance tips.
Tip #1: Be Aware of the Temperature
If you know a thing or two about batteries, it doesn't operate well when it is too hot or too cold. Extreme temperatures can drain our batteries and cause the engine to work harder than it needs to. We recommend storing your vehicle in a covered area or garage during the winter and summer months. In the summer, we recommend parking in the shade whenever possible.
Tip #2: Drive Your Car
Do what your car is intended to do -- easy enough right? Our batteries lose power over time and taking it for a drive will ensure it gets recharged. If you leave your car sitting for too long, it may not start the next time you need to go somewhere. We recommend taking it for a spin atleast once a week to keep your battery charged.
Tip #3: Change it Every 4 Years
Like your other car components, vehicle batteries are will need to be replaced over the years of driving. Similar to your phone battery when it ages, your battery will put out less power and retain less of a charge. When your car battery becomes an inconvenience to you, typically around the four year mark, you should change it. Otherwise, you may need to carry the jumper cables around everywhere you go.
Tip #4: Regularly Clean Your Battery
Over time, dirt, debris, and corrosion can collect on your battery and can weaken your charge. You can clean your battery using a baking soda and water mix. Using a brush, scrub away the corrosion around the battery terminals. It's a quick and simple trick that can keep your battery going longer.
If you are looking for reliable auto battery service and repairs, look no further than the experts at Transmission Hero. Please give us a call or visit today.