Maintaining your car battery has never been easier, thanks to our Alberta Honda certified technicians!
While that black box underneath your vehicle's hood may appear completely unassuming, your entire vehicle depends on it to function. It is the source that supplies power to several vital parts of your car. Without the battery, there simply is no operable vehicle.
The Importance of Your Car Battery
The importance of your vehicle's battery can't be overstated, as it's one of the most vital components of your vehicle. A vehicle battery controls whether your car will start or if your radio, lights or climate controls turn on and function properly. Because of this, it's key to stay on top of your battery and make sure it's always working properly. Battery health is crucial, especially in Alberta where we often see more cold months than warm, so taking care of it is essential to taking care of your vehicle itself.
How Long Does a Vehicle Battery Last?
It would be great if vehicle batteries lasted forever and you didn't have to worry about them, but they're an important component that always requires you to keep tabs on. A car battery lasts anywhere from 3-to-5 years, and you can find out its manufacturing date off the code on the cover of your battery. Even if you have an old battery that seems to operate normally, neglecting maintenance for it will negatively affect your vehicle. Batteries like to be used, and extended periods of inactivity or only trips of 20 minutes or so will both work to shorten its lifespan.
Signs You Need a New Battery
Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your battery has reached the end of its life and if you need a new one, but ask yourself some of the following questions to determine if you need a replacement:
- Is your battery more than three years old?
- Does your engine take longer to start than usual?.
- Does your battery have a bad smell coming from it?
- Are your vehicle's lights dim or not functioning properly?
- Does your battery's case look swollen and bigger than it normally is?
- Do your temperature controls not work like they once did?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, do your due diligence and look into your battery's health.
Servicing Your Car Battery
Getting into your vehicle only to discover that the car won't move can be frustrating and even dangerous in extreme weather conditions. To avoid this scenario, it is in your best interest to routinely service your battery. However, you don't need to have a problem with your battery to have it serviced. Regular battery maintenance is just good car care maintenance. At Alberta Honda, our certified technicians will examine your battery using state-of-the-art equipment for the best possible diagnostic outcome. There is zero reliance on guesswork; if there is an issue, they will find it.
Get Your Battery Serviced at Alberta Honda
If you're having issues with your battery, or if it's just time to get it serviced, there's no better source in Edmonton for battery servicing than Alberta Honda. Our certified technicians are skilled with the ins and outs of Honda batteries and will do a full diagnostic on yours while providing you all the information you need to care for it over your battery's lifespan. For all your service needs, we're here for you at 9525 127 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5E 6M7, or just give us a call at 780-474-8595 if you have any questions.