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Tips to Extend Battery Life

Tips to Extend Battery Life

Tips On Extending your Cars Battery Life

When it comes to buying or servicing your Honda vehicle, our team here at Castle Honda is the local preferred Honda dealership in Etobicoke, Ontario. Our dealership also serves the surrounding areas of Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, and Bolton.

Properly maintaining your vehicle can help keep it on the road for years to come. Before any significant road trip, you should check your car's oil, Coolant (Antifreeze), Power steering fluid, Brake fluid, and Transmission fluid levels to make sure they're topped off and ready.

The battery in your vehicle helps power a lot of the systems. If you've ever had a dead battery, it can put a hamper on your commute or trip. Here are some tips to extend battery life in your vehicle:

1. Check Your Battery Terminal

Vibrations from driving can loosen the wires that connect the battery to your vehicle. If the wires get too loose, it can cause a short in your electrical system. You should regularly check the battery terminals and tighten them as needed.

2. Removing Built-Up Corrosion

Over time, you may notice that the battery terminals have started to erode. Over time this can build-up, but you can clean the battery terminals to keep them working. Safely disconnect the battery and gather some baking soda and water. The baking soda and water mixture can be used with an old toothbrush to scrub the terminals. Afterward, you can use clean water to rinse the terminals and dry them thoroughly with a clean cloth.

3. Invest In A Portable Battery Charger

If you've ever had to deal with a dead battery, finding another driver to jump your car can be difficult. In some situations, your vehicle may be parked in a spot that makes it hard to jump. A portable car battery charger has built-in cables and a battery to jump your vehicle with ease.

4. Test Your Battery

Investing in a car battery tester can help you determine when the battery needs to be replaced. On average, your vehicle's battery can last between 3-5 years. A battery tester will check the battery's output voltage, and you can check the battery's specs to make sure it's within the right level.

5. Reduce Electronics Usage

When your engine's running, it helps to run the various electronic systems in your vehicle. When your car engine is turned off, your vehicle relies on the battery for devices such as the air conditioner or radio. Extended idling can run the battery down and put excess wear on it.

Contact Castle Honda Today!

Let our service centre at Castle Honda help you extend the battery life of your vehicle. In addition to helping you with battery maintenance, we can help with other routine maintenance and repairs to help get you back on the road. You can contact our team at our service centre to schedule an appointment as well.

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