Avada Car Dealer News

We take it for granted that our car will start every morning when we switch it on, forgetting that a lot of maintenance needs to go into keeping a car running. The last thing anyone wants is to be stuck on a cold winter night because the car battery has died. And yet that’s something that is entirely avoidable.

Keep your car battery in top shape
with these 10 simple tips:

  • Drive your vehicle regularly to keep the battery charged. If it will be standing for weeks, ask someone to start it occasionally or disconnect the battery.
  • Stick to the manufacturer’s service schedule to ensure the engine’s proper functioning and extend the battery’s life.
  • Check the charging rate regularly to avoid under- and over-charging.
  • Avoid leaving car lights and accessories on without the engine running, as it can drain the battery.
  • Keep the battery case clean and terminals free from corrosion to maintain charge.
  • Secure the battery properly in the engine bay to prevent damage from vibrations.
  • Never attempt to jump-start a flat battery to avoid damaging the car’s electronics.
  • Park inside a garage in winter to protect the battery from extreme cold.
  • Minimize short trips, as they don’t allow the battery enough time to charge.
  • Replace your car battery every 3 to 4 years, depending on driving conditions and weather.

Take care of your battery, and it will take care of you!