Your individual car battery’s life is affected by a variety of factors, but most experts agree that it should be replaced every 4-5 years or so. There are some key things to know when it comes to replacing your car battery, including warning signs to look out for, how to DIY a test of the battery, and how much you can expect to pay for a replacement. The service team at Cookeville Honda has put together a guide outlining all of this information below, so read on!
Keep an eye out for the following signs that signal it’s time to replace your battery
Your owner’s manual should have information about how long your specific vehicle’s battery should last with proper care, but the general rule is about 4-5 years.
If you want to do a DIY test of your car battery outside your two regularly-scheduled maintenance visits, there are two main methods you can use.
Using a Digital Multimeter:
The Headlight Test:
The cost of a replacement car battery in the Lebanon area varies greatly depending on the type of vehicle. For a typical gasoline-powered car, a standard replacement battery can cost between $75 and $120, while a premium battery can cost up to $200 to replace. However, hybrid car batteries are much pricier because they have more to do in your car, so expect to pay between $1,000 and $6,000 for a replacement. Though this is quite costly, a hybrid also requires much less fuel to consume, so the cost evens out a bit.
Have any questions about how often to replace a car battery? Feel free to contact us anytime! You can also come by our service center near Carthage for more information. If you’re ready to bring your car in for any kind of maintenance, be sure to check out our service specials to see if you can save on your next appointment. You can even schedule an appointment right from our website.
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