In this article we’re going to be talking about exactly how long your fancy new car battery should last for and how you can improve its life span, we’ll also be discussing exactly how much you’ll be required to pay for a replacement batter for your car. Many readers might be surprised to hear that price doesn’t always guarantee quality; cheaper batteries can often outrun more expensive ones if they’re taken care of properly.
Car battery prices range from about $40 to $120, unfortunately we’ve got barely any say in how much we’ll need to pay for one as it’s all pretty much down to the requirements of our vehicles. If you want to know how much you ought to be paying for a replacement battery for your vehicle you could spend our searching through websites and reading articles or you could save yourself the trouble and go to autozone.com, enter in a few details about your car and they’ll give you the name and price of the battery you need, this is what I do.
The price of a car battery is determined by various things including CCA rate, warranty length, group size, battery capacity etc. What’s surprising is that just because you buy an expensive battery doesn’t mean it’s going to last you any longer, in fact it will usually last the same amount of time, about 3 years. If you are determined to have your battery last that little bit longer you might be able to get an extra 1 or 2 years out of it by following several of the following rules. First of all, if you’re not going to be using your car for a while disconnect the battery, this way it won’t get drained. You can also brush away corrosive residue on the terminals which may be hampering your cars performance using a solution of water and baking soda and applying it with either a toothbrush or wire brush. Be careful whilst implementing this last procedure, there is sulphuric acid in batteries which can be very dangerous, it can damage your garage flooring and your skin if it begins to leak out.