BATTERY MAINTENANCE KITCHENER
Battery Maintenance Service in Kitchener Since 1993.
Contrary to popular belief, battery maintenance is part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance program. In order to maximize the battery’s average lifespan (usually about five years), the terminals should be inspected for signs of corrosion, which can be caused by environmental or chemical factors. A certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician will inspect the battery during scheduled maintenance and clean the battery terminals and electrical system power cables, if necessary.
If you mainly use your car for short trips in the city, use all the energy-consuming accessories at once, or just forget to turn off the headlights, you can drain the battery and reduce its lifespan. Getting your battery charged regularly and tested annually by a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician is recommended in order to ensure proper maintenance of your vehicle’s battery and prevent unpleasant surprises.
Batteries are a huge part of modern life in Kitchener ON. I mean, how many battery chargers do you have?
Of course, our purpose here is to talk about your car battery. When people come into our Kitchener ON service center and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is that 70 percent of batteries don’t make it for 4 years.
There are some things that you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let us know at Techline Motors and we can clean it off. A dirty battery runs hotter and that shortens its life. If your battery terminals are corroded, let us take a look at that too. We can clean them, and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, we can replace them.
Also running your battery way down is bad for it: Things like running the headlights or watching a DVD player with the car turned off can deeply deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about 10 of those deep cycle depletions before it gives up the ghost.
Because we often take short trips around Kitchener with lots of stops for errands, our batteries can end up not getting fully recharged just by driving around. That also shortens battery life. You can hook up a good quality automatic battery charger at home from time to time. We recommend charging once a month during hot months and every three months during cold months.
Now when it’s finally time to get a new battery, we can help you find the right replacement. We’ll always make sure to meet your manufacturer’s recommendations. Now if you have special needs – like live in a very cold climate or run a lot of electrical accessories, we can look at an upgrade that’ll give you the power you need.