How to Prevent Premature Car Battery Depletion?

Car Battery
Car Battery
  1. Regular Battery Inspections
    Make it a habit to check your car battery regularly, just like you check your oil. Notice any BLUE POWDER on the battery? That’s a sign of corrosion. Avoid letting it accumulate. Clean it using a mixture of baking soda and water and scrub it with a wire brush. You can also use a multimeter to check the battery, ensuring a confident journey, especially on long trips.
  2. Balanced Driving Habits
    Did you know frequent short trips can harm your car battery? When you drive, the alternator recharges the battery. So, when trips are too short, the battery doesn’t get fully charged, reducing its capacity. In short, avoid frequent short trips or constant engine starts and stops.
  3. Limit Excessive Electrical System Use
    Ever forgot to turn off your car lights at the mall and then your engine wouldn’t start? Embarrassing, right? That’s because when the engine is off, your car battery works hard to maintain the car’s electrical system. This issue can drain the battery faster. So, don’t use electrical items in the car without turning the engine on.
  4. Invest in Quality Car Batteries
    Although slightly more expensive, choosing the right car battery brand is worth it. Quality car batteries are proven to have a longer lifespan, reducing the frequency of battery changes. This can save you money in the long run. For example, Amaron car battery’s lifespan is 3 to 3.5 years (NS60L RM288), while Century car battery’s lifespan is 2 to 3 years (NS60L RM200). It’s up to you: opt for cheaper or longer-lasting.

By following these tips, you can prevent premature car battery depletion, ensuring a longer lifespan for your battery and fewer unexpected breakdowns on the road.