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Why battery deterioration happens and how you can help reduce it

Battery failure is a very common vehicle fault and infuriating for motorists.

Here are nine pieces of valuable advice you can give your customers to help them preserve the condition of their vehicle batteries.

How long do car batteries last?

Car batteries on average last between three and five years. One of the important factors that can vary this lifespan is weather. Warm weather can cause fluid in car batteries to evaporate, which damages the internal structure of the battery.  A lot of driving (and idling) on very hot days will severely drain a car battery, which leads to an increased chance of a dead battery. Car battery life is typically a lot shorter in hot climates.

Extremely cold weather can impair a battery’s performance too. In periods of cold weather where customers can’t use their vehicles, the battery loses its ability to recharge, so the vehicle should be run at least once every two weeks.

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