Batteries

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Car batteries are the strong, silent part of a vehicle. They do their job regardless of the weather and the condition of a the vehicle they are running. While a battery that allows a car start at the turn of the key is a normality for the majority of people, unfortunately this is not the case for some people.

In fact, depending on where you live and how you drive, the condition of your vehicle, and a number of other factors, a battery lasts about four years on average. Also when it does fail, there's generally no sign of trouble -- your car just won't start.

While the lead-acid car battery hasn't changed much in recent history, it's still a difficult part of the car to check during routine maintenance. Battery testers are not able to muddle through the chemical complexity of what goes on in a battery. Instead, they provide a sort of snapshot of the state of the battery at the time it's being tested.

So the rule of thumb is simple for battery replacement: You have approximately four years from battery installation before it will theoretically begin its slide from chemical powerhouse to chemical paperweight. At the four year mark, start watching, and hope your mechanic will detect a problem before it fails.

But due to the nature of the chemical cocktail inside any battery, it may give out before the four year mark, or maybe it will last for several more years. 

So ask yourself, "It's been four years with the same battery, do you feel lucky?"

If your lucks out call us today to get your battery checked

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