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Most car technicians recommend getting your car battery replaced every four to five years. However, a variety of factors influence how long your car battery will last. Depending on what you use your vehicle for, you may have to get it replaced sooner than that. It’s important to keep track of your battery’s health so you can commute from Sevierville to Lenoir City without any unexpected delays. Our service center can guide you through the process of coming in for a replacement service. See below for tips on how to know if your car battery needs to be replaced.
Your car presents warning signs of a dying battery in a number of ways, and it’s important to watch out for them, especially if your planning to use your vehicle for a long trip. Here are a few warning signs that will help you know if your car battery needs to be replaced:
Consult your owner’s manual for how long your battery should last, and adhere to any guidance it provides on what may impact the lifespan of your battery. Our service center provides an online service scheduler if you need to have your battery replaced.
There are a few ways to check your battery. A car technician can check it for you during regular maintenance, or you can check it at home. Below you’ll find instructions for how to test your battery.
The Headlight Test:
Using a Digital Multimeter:
How much a replacement car battery costs depends on what kind of car you own, but the typical range for a regular vehicle is between $75 and $120. If your car runs on a premium battery, it could cost upwards of $200. Hybrid cars batteries cost more because they need much more battery power than a normal car. A battery for a hybrid ranges between $1,000 and $6,000. Contact our service center in Knoxville for an estimate.
Now that you know how often your car battery needs to be replaced and how to know if it needs replacing make sure to check out how the alternator works with your car battery to keep your car running correctly. At-home maintenance is easy with our step-by-step guides! Use our guides to change your battery, motor oil, jump-start your car, or rotating your tires at home. Contact us for more information on our service specials to save on professional maintenance! And if you’d prefer to change your car battery at-home, learn how to do it safely with our how-to guide.