How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

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How long do car batteries last? The average vehicle battery life is around three to four years, which varies based on the specific vehicle and your driving habits around Bay Shore. Learn more about average vehicle battery life and car battery change procedure with the helpful guide from the Atlantic Cadillac service team.

Average Vehicle Battery Life 

Different Smithtown drivers will suggest different time intervals for a battery replacement. Some may say you can go up to 5 years between replacements and others may say replacing your vehicle’s battery every couple of years is a safer bet, especially if your vehicle experiences extreme temperatures. However, auto experts recommend every three to four years. It’s important to maintain a consistent service schedule to keep your car in pristine condition.

Car Battery Change Warning Signs

Some of the signs that may indicate you need a car battery change are as follows: 

  • Check engine light 
  • Slow starting engine
  • Dim car lights
  • Electric issues 
  • Corrosion
  • The battery case looks warped or misshapen 

Age is also one of the biggest factors for car battery performance and optimization.

How to Tell How Old a Car Battery Is

Farmingdale commuters can take the initiative on finding out how old a car battery is and perform a car battery change with the information provided below:

  • Date Sticker: Some car batteries will have a date sticker in the following format, “M/YY”. This can let you know how old a car battery is so that you can replace it as needed.
  • Numeric Code: A code located on the battery cover or the battery itself where the first two characters indicate the year and month. A code starting with “4C” would indicate that the battery was manufactured in 2014 and because A through L represents the months of the year “C” would represent March.

Take advantage of our parts specials if you’re in need of a car battery change.

Visit the Atlantic Cadillac Service Center Today!

Now that you have read through our “How long do car batteries last?” guide, stop by our dealership to get your vehicle serviced. Our manufacturer-certified technicians have the experience and expertise to resolve all service inquiries and get your vehicle back on the Melville roads in no time. Our technicians will also provide you with professional tips to keep your vehicle in excellent condition when you drive it off our lot. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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