A flat battery isn’t only an inconvenience, it can cause severe problems if it occurs at an inopportune moment—which it inevitably does. You can prevent this from happening by knowing the signs that your vehicle’s power source is in decline.
Read on to discover all the symptoms of a failing battery, plus some top tips for great battery maintenance to ensure the best lifespan for this vital element of your car’s makeup.
The battery truly is the lifeblood of a vehicle. However, they don’t last forever. The average lifespan of a well-maintained battery used in optimal conditions can be anything from 4-6 years. This will be influenced by many factors, including:
While a flat battery can often be recharged, if allowed to run flat then the likelihood of future problems are very high. Even if conditions are perfect, and you’re meticulous with battery maintenance, there’s no getting away from the fact that, at some point, it will need replacing.
There are many telltale signs that a battery is coming to the end of its useful life. These include:
Another common element that reduces battery longevity is lack of use. Leaving your car stationary in a garage or on a driveway for long periods is a sure-fire way to decrease its longevity. Other culprits include excessive short trips and—the quickest route to a flat battery—leaving the lights on after turning off the ignition.
All cars, particularly prestige cars, should have regular battery health checks. A battery doesn’t only power the engine to start, but it’s also responsible for energizing all the electrical elements of the vehicle. These include climate control, GPS, interior lighting, heated seats, in-car entertainment, and more. In the latest luxury cars, many of the telltale signs of a depleting battery don’t occur. The first you know about it is when the car doesn’t start.
That’s why Autobahn of Boca automatically gives your battery a health check when servicing a vehicle. However, we can also carry this out as a standalone feature and, of course, supply the right new battery for your car if needed.
Don’t risk a battery failure. Book your vehicle’s battery check at https://www.autobahnofboca.com now—South Florida’s premier location for the maintenance of luxury European cars, such as BMW, Porsche, VW, Audi, and more.
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