If you think you might be in need of a new car battery, UK Tyres is your local expert for the North London area of London.
How Long Does A Car Battery Last?
You can usually expect a car battery to last for between three and five years, but this can vary depending on how often you use your car. Car batteries recharge while driving, so conversely to what you might expect, the more you use your car, the longer the battery should last (unless you’re making lots of very short journeys). A car that’s left to stand, on the other hand, is likely to see its battery drained of power after a while.
How Do I Know When I Need A New Car Battery?
There are a number of things that might suggest that your battery is past its best and in need of replacement. These include:
It takes longer to start the car – if your engine isn’t firing up first time and you have to give the accelerator a couple of pumps to make it start, this is a common sign that the battery is low on power.
Loss of power to your electrics – you might notice this more in winter when your battery has to power more electrics. Signs might include dimmer headlights or electrics working more slowly than usual.
Dashboard warning light – your dashboard will show warnings if you need a new car battery.
Our suppliers stock an extensive selection of car batteries from leading manufacturers, ready to be fitted at our service centre. Whatever the make or model of your car and no matter your budget, we’ll have a suitable solution ready to go so that you can rest safe in the knowledge that your battery will be reliably powering your vehicle for the next few years.
Car Battery Replacement
If you think you might have an issue and might be in need of a car battery replacement, don’t wait for it to fail entirely and leave you stranded – get it checked now!