Your car battery is one of the most important parts of your Honda, and as such it’s important that you pay close attention to it. As time goes on, depending on a few factors, your battery will wear out and eventually need to be replaced so you can keep driving safely on the Oakland roads. Most experts have agreed that you’ll want to replace your car battery once every 4 to 5 years. However, your individual replacement time may be different depending on your driving habits or the conditions that you drive in. The service team at San Francisco Honda has put together a guide outlining the most important elements of car battery care, including how to know if your car battery needs to be replaced and how much replacements typically cost.
Keep an eye out for the following signs that indicate your battery is wearing out and will need to be replaced soon:
Although experts agree that 4-5 years is the average lifespan of a car battery, your owner’s manual will give you a more specific timeframe.
If you want to test your car battery to see if it’s running properly, you can either have it checked during a twice-yearly maintenance visit at our Daly City-area service center, or you can DIY a test. There are a couple ways to do this:
The Headlight Test:
Using a Digital Multimeter:
Now that we’ve discussed the warning signs of a dying car battery and how to test it, it’s time to talk about cost. There are a few different benchmark numbers for the cost of a replacement car battery, depending on the kind of battery and the type of car you drive.
A standard replacement will cost between $75 and $120, while a premium battery will cost somewhere in the $200 range. If you drive a hybrid, expect to pay quite a bit more for a replacement battery – anywhere between $1,000 and $6,000 is not uncommon. However, you’re also saving a lot of money on gas, which offsets the battery cost a bit.
Replacing your car battery at proper intervals is essential to keeping your vehicle in top condition on the Colma roads. If you have any questions or want more information, don’t hesitate to contact our office anytime. You can also bring your car by our service center near Daly City if you’d like it to be inspected in person. Don’t forget to check out our service specials if you’re looking to save on your next appointment!
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