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What is the Average Vehicle Battery Life?

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery


If you’ve ever wondered how long car batteries last, you’re not alone. The average vehicle battery life is about three to four years in Fletcher, but varies greatly. You should be aware of the signs of a dying car battery so you don’t get stuck on Asheville roads waiting for a battery jump-start service. Learn more about the average vehicle battery life and when to do a car battery change with Apple Tree Honda. 

Average Vehicle Battery Life 

If you ask a bunch of Hendersonville drivers, “How long do car batteries last?” you’ll get lots of different answers. Some people will tell you to wait as long as five or six years for a car battery change, while others may say you need a new one every couple of years. We at Apple Tree Honda recommend a battery replacement every three to four years. Like other common service tasks, such as brake service or oil changes, a car battery change is a vital part of routine auto service. 

Things That Can Shorten Battery Life 

Several things can reduce the average vehicle battery life, resulting in prematurely needing a new one. See some examples of these factors below:

  • Driving Habits: If you rarely drive your car and tend to leave it sitting for a long time, you could be reducing your car’s battery life. Sometimes during your Johnson City commute, take a more scenic route, so your car battery has more time to charge. Also, always turn off your auto lights to avoid draining the battery when you’re done driving. 
  • Climate & Location: Driving regularly in a hot climate will weaken your battery more than driving around in cooler temperatures.

Signs of a Dying Car Battery

These are some warning signs of a failing car battery:

  • Headlamps are dim
  • Check engine light is on 
  • Your engine is difficult to start 
  • The connectors on your car battery appear corroded 
  • Electric issues inside the car such as your smartphone won’t charge. 
  • The battery casing looks warped, damaged, or misshapen 

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, schedule a service appointment at Apple Tree Honda immediately.

Apple Tree Honda is Always at Your Service

At Apple Tree Honda we’re proud to be an authorized Acura Honda dealership ready to help with all your auto service needs. Browse our service specials and contact our service team or make an appointment online. We’re here for you, from new cars to certified pre-owned vehicles, to routine maintenance. So, reach out to us today and let us know how we can be of service.

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