The average life expectancy of a car battery is often 5 to 7 years. You can prolong the life of your battery by switching off your head lights (before you switch your engine off), by avoiding unnecessary use of rear windscreen demister, radio, CD player, heated seats, charging points, etc., especially on short journeys, as this does not give the battery a sufficient charge to replenish what you’re using.
The drop in temperature over night during the winter months can have a detrimental effect on your battery’s performance, especially if the vehicle isn’t being driven every day. If you see your battery charging warning light appear on your dashboard display, this may indicate an early sign of a charging fault which could result in battery failure. Larkins Automotive Services can test the operation of your vehicle charging system and the battery condition, with our specialist equipment and can also supply and fit a new battery unit for the majority of vehicle makes and models if required.
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