On average, car batteries last between 2 and 5 years. One of the most important factors that affects how long a car battery will last, is the weather. A running engine under the hood is already producing high levels of heat. Throw in a scorching hot day and you have a severe drain on your car battery. This brings us to the first tip;
1. Regular check-ups and maintenance: Preventive maintenance helps prevent unexpected drain-outs.
2. Too many short rides: Are you the type of person who needs to drive a mile down the street, to visit the grocers? Well, then think twice.
Short rides prevent your car battery from charging fully. Erratic charging, in short bursts of time, can do your car more harm than good.
3. Make sure to turn of electronics when you exit: Forgetting to turn of the cabin lights or stereo, or carelessly leaving it running overnight, can be very detrimental to your car battery.
Do a quick check to make sure everything is turned off before you exit.
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4. Don't drain the battery when the engine is not running: Using too many electronics while the car is a t a standstill, can cause your battery to drain rapidly. Refrain from doing so.
5. Keep your battery fixed in place: A loosely fixed battery will be easily susceptible to internal damages caused by mechanical vibrations and physical stress. Make sure the battery is bolted firmly in place.