How Long Does a Car Battery Last?

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Car Battery Lifespan Revealed

There are many vital components a vehicle needs to drive the way it was designed to and out of all of them, none are more important than a battery. Without a car battery, your vehicle would not be able to start and it would not be able to power many of your vehicle’s critical components. Below, you’ll be able to learn more about a car battery’s lifespan, signs your battery is almost dead and how long a car battery can last.

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Lifespan of a Car Battery

Like everything else in your vehicle, nothing lasts forever and that is even more true when it comes to your car battery. Over time, your battery will eventually need to be replaced with a new one. A car battery doesn’t need to be replaced that often, but it will need to be replaced regularly, especially if you live in a place where the temperatures can get cold for an extended period. Depending on the quality of your car battery, it can last anywhere from three to five years. If you have a car battery that is older than five years, you should consider installing a new one so you don’t run the risk of being stranded on the side of the road or in a parking lot. 

Signs Your Car Battery is Almost Dead

There are many signs you can look out for that will help you know when your car battery is almost dead, and if you know what they are, you’ll be able to install a new battery before it dies. Below, you’ll find a list of some of the most common signs of a battery that is starting to fail.

  • Slow, or difficult vehicle start time your vehicle
  • Some electrical systems are not working properly
  • Signs of leaking or corrosion around battery terminals
  • Bad smell coming from under your hood by your battery

If your vehicle requires a new car battery in Edmonton, AB, please consider visiting or contacting the service or parts department at North Edmonton Kia, today. You may also use the link below to shop for new car batteries, so you can get your vehicle back on the road.

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