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Is It Time to Replace Your Car Battery?

Car has broken down with flat battery.

Is it time to replace your car battery?

In the bustling life of an Aussie driver, the car battery is the unsung hero of the road trip, the daily commute, and everything in between. This crucial component, tucked away under the bonnet, is the lifeline of your vehicle, ensuring that it starts and runs smoothly every time you turn the key. But like all good things, car batteries have their lifespan, and knowing when it's time for a replacement can save you from unexpected breakdowns and ensure your vehicle remains reliable, no matter where your adventures take you.

A car battery's primary role is to power the starter motor and ignite the engine of an internal combustion vehicle, but its responsibilities extend far beyond. From keeping your lights shining bright to ensuring your dashboard stays illuminated and your electric windows and locks work without a hitch, the battery is the cornerstone of your vehicle's electrical system. And yes, even electric vehicles have smaller, standard car batteries to power auxiliary tasks, like door locks and infotainment systems, showcasing the battery's universal importance across vehicle types.

Jandakot Tyrepower is your local automotive battery store, specialising in brands such as Toyo, Cooper, Pirelli, Michelin and Maxxis and more. We have something to suit all vehicles and budgets.

The Lifespan of a Car Battery

So, how long does a car battery last? Typically, a car battery's life expectancy ranges between three to five years, but this can vary based on factors such as climate, vehicle type, and how the vehicle is used. Harsh Australian summers can be particularly tough on batteries, accelerating wear and tear and potentially shortening their lifespan.

Recognising the Signs of Wear

Knowing the signs of an ageing, tired, or damaged battery is crucial for timely replacement. Here are a few telltale indicators:

  • Difficulty Starting Your Car: If your car takes longer to start than usual, it's a classic sign your battery is on its way out.
  • Dim Lights and Electrical Issues: Dimming headlights or a sluggish infotainment system can signal a weak battery.
  • Corrosion: Visible corrosion on the battery terminals can lead to poor connections and battery failure.
  • Swollen Battery Case: A battery case that appears swollen or bloated is a clear indication of overcharging or failure.
  • Age: If your battery is over three years old, it's wise to have it tested periodically.

Verifying Battery Health

When you bring your vehicle into a workshop for a battery check, technicians will use specific tests to verify battery health. These tests can include a voltage test, a load test, and an inspection of the charging system to ensure it's properly charging the battery without overcharging. These diagnostics are crucial for determining whether your battery needs a simple recharge or a full replacement.

Need your battery replaced?

If you're experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, or if it's simply been a while since your last battery check, it's time to reach out or, come see the expert team at Jandakot Tyrepower for the latest products, a huge range and outstanding customer service. Call us today on (08) 9414 9191 or visit us at 34/87 Armadale Road, Jandakot.

Our team of experts is equipped to assess your battery's health, offer professional advice, and replace your battery if necessary, ensuring your vehicle remains reliable and ready for the road ahead. Don't wait for the telltale signs of a failing battery to leave you stranded. Get in touch today and keep your journey moving smoothly.

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