CAR BATTERIES AND WHY THEY DIE
Most likely, at some point in your life, you’ve left your lights on for an extended period of time, only to find that car battery is now dead. But at some point, whether you left your lights on or not, a car battery can still just die.
If your car battery is five or more years old, it is reaching the end of its life. A car battery is primarily used to crank the car’s engine. As a battery ages it experiences a more rapid falloff of cranking capacity. Through testing, your Omaha auto service professional should be able to tell you if you need a new battery or not.
Batteries are affected by their environment. Some cars have different starting requirements and accessories which drain the battery, even when the engine is off. Temperature also affects a car battery life – extreme hot or cold can run it down. Routine things such as starting the car, driving distance, accessory use when the car isn’t running, etc., can affect the life of a car battery.
If you’re experiencing consistent loss of power from your car’s battery, bring it in to House of Mufflers & Brakes. We can test your battery to determine how much life you have in it. When you’re ready for a new battery, Take it 2 the House!