There is rarely a good time for your car to fail to start due to a bad battery. It's best to be proactive when it comes to battery health to avoid costly repairs in the future or time on the side of the road. If your car is sluggish and slow to start, it may be a sign that your battery is reaching the end of its life. Even worse, if you find yourself jumping your car often, it’s a good idea to not wait to address the problem.
The normal life of a car battery is two to three years, though some can last much longer. If your battery is more than three years old, it’s a good idea to at least have it checked periodically. A poorly functioning battery can cause a strain on your entire vehicle, leading to bigger bills down the line.
Multiple short trips could shorten your car’s battery life. It’s a good idea to let the service experts at Gates of Granger evaluate your battery on a regular basis to avoid getting stuck with a broken down vehicle. If you take several short commutes, don’t delay.
Think your battery may be nearing the end of its life? Schedule service today.