What is the service?
Why is the service recommended?
- A number of conditions, such as under-hood temperatures, vehicle vibrations, and extreme hot or cold climate conditions can damage car batteries and shorten their life. If yours is four or more years old, it might be time for an inspection or even a new car battery.
How does our service help?
- If your battery passes inspection, there are a few steps we can take to help maximize its life. First, we'll make sure it's free of dirt and grease, which can make the battery run hot and shorten its life. Then we'll remove corrosion from battery cable terminals, and replace corroded cables if needed. If you need a car battery replacement, we'll install one that meets your manufacturer's recommendations and properly dispose of the old one. These services typically takes 45 minutes - 2 hours.
- Proper maintenance can help a battery last longer. A clean battery, terminals and cables help provide dependable vehicle starting power, plus backup power to run accessories like lights, power seats, windows and radio. If you live in a very hot or cold climate or want your battery to run a lot of electrical accessories, you can even upgrade for extra power.
The #1 cause of vehicle breakdown is due to battery failure
Along with keeping your battery clean, you can also avoid running it down by turning off headlights or media players when the car is turned off. With proper maintenance, the average life expectancy of car batteries is about 55 months.
Estimated service time
45 minutes-2 hours.