How can my car battery last longer?

Dead Battery? Tired Battery? Wanting to get more life out of that new battery replacement we just installed? Let’s face, it all starts with the car battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:

Your car won’t start or run without a battery. So, it’s slightly crucial. A quality battery installment is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. Your alternator has  to make up for it, when If your battery isn’t working efficiently. Electrical components can add wear as well.

Batteries are very sensitive to changes in the southwest weather. High temperatures really affect automotive battery performance. A car battery inspection is an important part of your seasonal checkups. Next time you check your oil (hopefully every other time you fill up), look over your battery. See if it is:

  • Clean of residue? A dirty battery will drain more quickly.
  • Clean of corrosion at the terminals where the battery cables attach to the battery? Corrosion interferes with how electricity passes back and forth through the car battery.
  • Check the cables. Make sure they are tight.
  • Corrosion can actually eat through the battery cables. Are the cables corroded?


Your battery will also last longer if you keep your fuel system and ignition system clean. It’s all part of your commitment to regular maintenance, to keep your vehicle running on  for a longer period of time. If you are stranded or stuck because of a dead battery Call Dugger’s.

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