Last Updated on November 4, 2022 by SogouAuto
1. Keep it clean. Dirty battery terminals can prevent your car from starting. Take a few minutes every few months to clean off any dirt or corrosion from the terminals.
2. Drive regularly. If you let your car sit for too long, the battery will lose its charge. Even short trips will help keep the battery charged and prevent it from going dead.
3. Don’t overcharge it. When plugged into a charger, most batteries will stop charging once they’re full. However, if you leave it plugged in for too long, it can damage the battery.
4. Keep it cool. Extreme heat or cold can shorten the lifespan of your battery. If possible, park in a garage or shady spot to keep your battery out of direct sunlight. In winter, try to avoid letting your car sit outside in freezing temperatures for too long without starting it up to give the battery a chance to recharge itself.
5. Replace it before it dies. Once a batteries starts showing signs of weakness ( slow cranking, dim headlights), it’s only a matter of time before it fails completely. Get ahead of the game by having it replaced before it leaves you stranded on the side of the road somewhere.