How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery?

How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery?

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Trust the Licensed Experts at Spitzer Kia Cleveland

If you have questions about car battery replacement, ask the friendly experts at Spitzer Kia Cleveland. We’ll be happy to help you with all of your car battery needs.

We do battery testing, and our comprehensive auto parts and accessories department is stocked with batteries from well-respected manufacturers like ACDelco, Optima, and DieHard.

Let the fully licensed professionals in our Service Department charge your battery or change your battery. They’ll be happy to assist you with this and any other auto repair, auto maintenance, or diagnostic and programming needs on your car, SUV, or truck.

Why Check Your Battery?

If you’re like most people, you’ve experienced being stuck somewhere with a dead battery. So, you know that without a properly functioning battery, your car is going nowhere. Batteries contain cells composed of the actual energy needed to start and run your vehicle.

When your battery is weak, it puts additional stress on your car’s charging system, alternator, and starter motor. These parts can then malfunction if they’re drawing excessive voltage to compensate for the battery.

If you go too long with a weak or compromised battery, you might end up having to fix or replace these other systems as well as your battery.

Let Us Check Your Battery For You

The power inside the battery’s cells is measured in voltage. A fully charged battery holds at least 12.6 volts. When it goes down to 12.2 volts or less, it’s considered only 50% charged, and when it goes below 12 volts, it’s considered ‘dead’ and needs to be replaced.

That’s where we come in. If you’re not sure about your car battery, stop into Spitzer Cleveland Kia and we can do a simple diagnostic test to let you know the strength of your current battery. It’s a lot simpler than being stuck somewhere with a car that won’t start.

Make Sure Your Battery is Functioning Properly

A good battery should last about 5 years with proper care. Unfortunately, batteries can fail prematurely—sometimes in as little as 3 years depending on usage, maintenance, outside temperatures, and repeated drain such as leaving your lights on when the car is turned off.

There are several signals to watch for to know if your battery is running on a low charge:

  • Starting your car takes longer (or it won’t start)
  • The dash lights flicker or are dimmer than normal
  • The engine runs lower or turns off while operating the power windows
  • You notice corrosion or oxidation on the battery terminals
  • Your car’s battery warning light comes on

A simple way to find out whether your battery is working properly and has an acceptable charge is to bring it into Spitzer Kia Cleveland, where our service experts can quickly test it for you.

Easy, Efficient Battery Checks

If your battery is showing symptoms of a poor charge, or you’ve reached the five year mark in your battery’s life, it’s time for a replacement at Spitzer Kia Cleveland. Make an appointment online or give us a quick call to schedule a battery service.

Before you come in, make sure to check our monthly specials on services like battery checks and replacements, engine oil changes, tire rotations, and more.

While you’re here, you can wait in our comfortable guest lounge with free W–Fi access, coffee, and snacks. Or, you can use our courtesy shuttle service, loaner cars, or available rental cars.

Worry-Free Driving with Spitzer Shield

For the ultimate in security and convenience, buy your next vehicle from Spitzer Kia Cleveland, and enjoy the protection of the Spitzer Shield program offered on all new vehicles we sell. Drive worry-free with benefits that include:

  • Nationwide Powertrain Warranty (unlimited miles/unlimited time)
  • $1,000 Price Protection Guarantee (on purchase or lease)
  • Complete regular maintenance services at manufacturer’s specified intervals

Make the short trip over to Spitzer Kia Cleveland for a battery check today and drive away worry-free.

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