The Warning Signs of a Dying Car Battery
Oh, the dreaded feeling of helplessness when you turn the key in the ignition and hear nothing. Your battery is dead, and you're stranded wherever you happened to be parked.
Don't let it happen to you. The first step is knowing when to replace your battery. We've compiled tips from our experts on car battery life and how to tell if it's time for a replacement.
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Car battery basics
The average battery has a lifespan of four and a half years, but it's wise to check yours every six months.
Prevention is key when it comes to car maintenance, so it's important to keep an eye out for battery corrosion. How will you know if corrosion is taking a toll? Your battery terminals will look like a science experiment. White, blue, or orange fuzz forming around the battery may indicate that its connection is about to fail.