How Long Do Car Batteries Last Mount Pocono PA

How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

A battery is one of the most important car components. Without it, the car won't run, leaving you without a way to get around Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg. But despite the battery's importance, it isn't infallible, and will eventfully need to get replaced.

One of the best ways to know when that would happen is to read through this guide on how long car batteries last. And if you have any questions while reading, don't hesitate to contact us at Ray Price Chevrolet.

The Average Car Battery Life

The average battery lifespan is four years for a gasoline-powered or diesel-fueled vehicle, or eight years for a hybrid or electric car.

However, there are several factors that could increase or decrease the number of years. For example, if you live in a colder climate, then the battery could last longer. Warmer climates, on the other hand, can increase battery damage from water loss or sulfation (a build-up of lead sulfate crystals).

Another factor to consider is your driving habits. If you take short driving trips, or hardly drive your car, then the battery never gets a chance to fully charge, thus shortening its life. Additionally, if you often leave the lights on or accessories plugged in, then that could quickly drain the battery's power.


Signs Of Needing A New Battery

If it's getting to that 4- or 8-year mark, then you'll want to keep an eye out for several warning signs that the car battery is about to die...

  • Stains or corrosion: Stains or corrosion on the battery are indicators of a leak. If the battery is covered in an insulating sleeve, then that should be removed every once in a while to see what's going on underneath. You'll want to check around the terminals for any corrosion there, as well.
  • Bad smell: Another sign of battery problems is a rotten egg odor (sulfur) or a burning smell (an overheating engine).
  • Low battery fluid level: You should be able to see the battery fluid inside the clear case. But if the fluid is well below the lead plates, then it's only a matter of time before the battery stops working.
  • Slow engine crank: If the car takes longer than normal to start, then the battery is dying. It's also getting weaker if the cabin's lights won't turn on fully after starting the car.
  • Check engine light: If the check engine light appears on the vehicle's dash, then it's a good indication of a dying battery. However, that's not always the case, so you'll want to take it to your local service center as soon as possible to determine the issue.

Repair Or Replace Battery At Our Service Center

If you notice any of the above warning signs, then you'll want to bring your vehicle to our state-of-art service center right away. Our certified technicians have years of experience with all things batteries. As a result, they can properly diagnose an issue and determine if the battery needs to be repaired or completely replaced.

Plus, they'll use only genuine parts, and will work quickly and efficiently to get you back on the road in a well-running machine as soon as possible.

Schedule Service Today!

If you need your car's battery looked at, then schedule a service appointment at Ray Price Chevrolet. We're proud to serve drivers throughout Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg, and we look forward to serving you.

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