How often should I change my vehicle’s battery?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at 12:28 am
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Battery replacement frequency 

More often than not, we usually leave our lights on overnight and have our battery die that way. But how long is the lifespan of a vehicle battery? We will get into how long vehicle batteries often last and how often you should replace them. Keep reading to learn more. 

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How often does my car battery need to be changed? 

As time goes on, the battery in your vehicle deteriorates. The normal time to install a replacement battery is after three years. Once this time has passed, you should monitor how your battery is acting. Once four or five years have passed, most batteries will be almost completely unreliable. Hybrid batteries are a little different and can last from eight to ten years. 

How can I extend the life of my battery? 

Some ways you can extend the life of the battery on your vehicle include controlling the amount of corrosion on it, keeping your battery tightly fastened and limited short rides. Pay attention as to when your lights are on and always shut them off, so you don’t kill your battery faster. Caring for your entire vehicle can keep your battery lasting longer because other parts of the vehicle won’t wear it down. 


Read more tips and tricks: How often should I get my brakes checked?


Have your battery changed by White’s Honda Toyota 

If your battery is hitting the end of its life, bring in your vehicle to White’s Honda Toyota. We can replace your battery and have you back on the road in a few short moments. Schedule an appointment today! If you have any questions, let us know and we will be happy to assist you. 


Read more tips: How often should I get my transmission fluid flushed? 


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