Caring for Your Vehicle’s Battery
It may come as a surprise to you that your battery only has a life of three to five years, depending on the type of driving you do. Here at Stuart Nissan’s service department, we are committed to keeping your car on the road with few hassles. That’s why your battery maintenance is important to us. You’re not going anywhere with a battery that’s not working. Here are some signs that you might need to get your battery checked out.
You take short trips.
Your battery is more likely to deteriorate faster if you take short commutes that are 20 minutes or less. Multiple short trips could shorten your car’s battery life. If possible, keep your short trips to a minimum. If that’s not possible, the experts at Stuart Nissan will keep an eye on your battery and replace it when necessary.
You keep your electronics plugged in.
It’s important to not use your stereo, headlights, or gadgets when your car is off. This can drain the life of your battery faster and put another strain on it. Another good idea is to unplug things like your cell phone charger when you don’t need them. If you don’t do these things, it’s probably a good idea to get a battery check-up at Stuart Nissan’s service department.
It takes longer to start your car.
Do you notice a slow engine crank? If your car is sluggish and slow to start, it may be a sign that your battery is reaching the end of its life. Even worse, if you find yourself jumping your car often, it’s a good idea to not wait to address the problem. At Stuart Nissan, we can help you get a quality and well-priced battery into your car so you won’t be left stranded.
If you’ve noticed these or other battery issues, visit us today at our Enid, Oklahoma, location, contact us online or call 580-237-5616 for more information on our service department. We look forward to hearing from you.