What Does It Cost for a Car Battery Replacement Service?

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery

 

You’re getting ready to tackle your Smithtown commute, but all of a sudden, you try to start your vehicle, and nothing happens. In most cases, it’s likely that you need to get a car battery replacement service. Many times, your vehicle’s battery will run, out and you can sometimes jump-start it to get it going again. However, there are other times when your vehicle’s battery just won’t hold a charge. If you’re finding that your vehicle’s battery is weakened, we recommend you get a new one from our parts center.

But, how much does it cost for a new car battery? New car batteries can cost anywhere from $75 to $200, however, it can depend greatly on the specific battery your vehicle needs. Learn all about car batteries today with the professionals from Atlantic Chevrolet. We’re going to touch on some important tips about car batteries below so that you’re prepared in the event that you need a new one:

  • How often to replace a car battery
  • When to replace a car battery
  • What you can do to make your car battery last longer

How Often to Replace a Car Battery

To avoid being stranded in Huntington, you may be wondering how often you need to replace a car battery, and we’re here help to help you answer that. In most cases, you can expect a car battery to last for up to three to five years.

With that being said, the climate you’re in and the specific driving conditions your vehicle endures have an important factor in your battery lifespan. That’s why we recommend you schedule regular service appointments with us, because we’ll let you know when it may be time to replace your vehicle’s battery.

When to Replace a Car Battery – Warning Signs

If you prefer to tackle DIY auto projects in your own Medford garage, there won’t be a technician to regularly inspect your vehicle’s battery. However, there are some warning signs you can look out for that’ll let you know when to replace your car battery. Some of these warning signs can include:

  • Vehicle slow to start
  • Leaking/corrosion on battery
  • Swelling battery case
  • Battery warning lights

How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

All batteries will eventually need to be replaced. But, there are some things you can do to get the most out of your battery life. Here’s how to make your car battery last longer:

  • Avoid driving short distances regularly
  • Secure battery terminals/holding brackets
  • Limit electronic/accessory usage when the engine is off
  • Regularly clean corrosion buildup on battery terminals
  • Restrict exposure to extreme temperatures when possible
  • Routinely start your vehicle

We Can Help With Your Next Car Battery Replacement Service!

If you’ve done everything you can to try to get your battery to work, but it’s just not starting your vehicle, head to our Bay Shore service center today! The technicians at Atlantic Chevrolet will help you find the right battery for your vehicle. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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