There are some parts of your vehicle that will need your attention on a regular basis. If you fail to look and care for them your vehicle will not continue to run well. They include the gas tank and how much fuel you have, the tires and replacement when they are damaged or worn, the fluids in the engine that includes oil that needs to be changed or filled when necessary and the car battery. The car battery is part of the vehicle that has a time frame that it should work but there are reasons that it can run out sooner. The battery is what is used to run the vehicle and the accessories. You want to make sure that you replace the battery when needed but you want to also ensure you do what you can to extend the life. There are some tips that you can use to help your battery to last much longer.
KB Towing Service Lists Car Battery Maintenance Tips & Tricks
Minimize Battery Drain from Short Trips: The battery works by charging up while you are actually driving. The battery is charged by the alternator which allows enough charge to allow you to start the car after it has been sitting. When you go and drive your vehicle a short distance it will not be enough time to allow the charge to get all the way up. The battery will be low on charge for the next time that you go use the car. That is why it is best to spread out your short trips that are under a few miles in between the longer trips that might take you across town. This is a great way to let the battery charge and it will overall let the battery last longer.
Secure a Car Battery: If you have anything that is being used and potentially is in a position that it will be jostled around it can become damaged. Now imagine your car battery while you are driving down the street, over speed bumps and starting and stopping. If the battery is not secured into place it will be jostled around. This will cause the battery to become damaged and that will end the life of the battery sooner. You want to make sure that the battery is securely affixed into position as well as the connections are secure as well.
The Car Battery Can Die if You Leave the Lights On: If you have ever left a light on in your car you know that when you head out the next morning to start the car it won’t turn over. You will need to have the battery jump started to get the car up and running again. This is also bad for your battery and will end up making it wear out sooner. Be sure that you take a minute when you exit your vehicle to turn off all the lights and other accessories. This will help to extend the life of your car battery.
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