It all starts with proper battery maintenance. Knowing your battery and how you can prolong its life can save you money. It also helps reduce the risk of you being stuck somewhere you don't want to be. First step is to know the following:
- Car batteries typically last 3-5 years depending on conditions
- Driving habits affect your battery life
- Temperature also affects your battery life
Avoiding A Dead Battery
To ensure you're battery condition is always good, take note of the following.
- Take note of the date of buying your battery – keep track of the 3 year mark. You may need to replace it at this time.
- Make sure terminals are clean and contact is good – Loss of contact will hinder the transfer of electricity. It may also mean there is a leak if the terminals have gunk in it.
- Check water levels are proper – if water levels are low, the battery may be in the tail end of its lifespan.
- Look for swelling, deformities, bad smell, or leaks – these all indicate failing batteries.
- Hard start for your car – One of the clear indications your battery is losing power.
If you find anything negative with the steps above, then your battery life might be running out. Make sure you have it checked if replacement is needed. Remember, the 3 year mark is a guide. Depending on how hot or cold your weather is, it will affect the battery life. The same goes for driving habits, many short drives does not give enough time for it to charge properly. This may reduce the battery life as well.
Knowing and understanding your battery is the key to reducing inconvenience and risk. The same is true about your insurance coverage. At Western Pacific Insurance, we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at 702-932-3105. You can also request for a free quote by CLICKING HERE.