When you think of romance, your car battery probably doesn’t come to mind. But it’s worth showing your battery some love! You don’t realize how much you need it until it dies! Here are some ways to give your battery some TLC.
1 – Test your battery if it’s 3 years or older
It could be on the brink of dying and leaving you stranded!
2 – Inspect your car battery at every oil change
There could be visual signs of damage or corrosion. Another indicator that your battery may be close to dying!
3 – Make sure cable connections are clean and tight
Corrosion could compromise the electrical connections and cause your car not to start.
4 – Check the mounting hardware
Excessive vibration from a loose battery is a detriment to battery life.
5 – Purchase batteries from high-volume sellers with fresh stock
Old batteries that sit on a shelf too long may need replacing much sooner than expected.
6 – Install the right battery for your vehicle
Installing an incorrect battery can cause major damage to the car’s electrical system.
7 – Choose a reputable and trusted auto repair shop
You want peace of mind when it does come time to replace your battery. Make sure you already have a trusted repair shop so you don’t have to settle for less.
8 – Keep it convenient!
AAA offers a mobile battery service as a member benefit. Roadside service techs will come to any location to test and, if needed, replace your battery.