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How Long Do Car Batteries Usually Last?

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How long do car batteries last? Typically, vehicles require a new battery every three to four years, although this time frame can change based on your make and model. Knowing the symptoms of car battery failure is very important, and regularly having your battery inspected and tested at the Honda of Columbia Service Center can save you time and money. Find out more about how long hybrid car batteries last, traditional battery lifespans, and the warning signs of a dying car battery with the experts below! 

Car Battery Lifespan

So, exactly how long do car batteries last? As mentioned above, the exact interval can vary greatly depending on the driver, local driving conditions, and driving habits. Some Columbia drivers wait five or six years to get a battery change. Others get their car battery changed as soon as two years after their previous replacement. However, we recommend ordering a replacement battery every three to four years to avoid performance failure. Car battery replacements are a routine element of vehicle maintenance, just like brake service, tire replacement, or oil changes, and you can depend on our service team to keep your vehicle up to date on all scheduled services.

What Are Symptoms of Car Battery Failure?

Not sure what the signs of a failing car battery are? Wondering how long your car battery will last before dying? Keep an eye out for the following warning signs: 

  • Check engine light is on 
  • The engine is slow to start 
  • Car lights are dim
  • Electric issues (cell phone charger, heated seats, etc. aren’t working) 
  • Connectors for the battery are corroded 
  • The battery case looks warped or misshapen 

The best indicator of how much longer your car battery will last is to keep track of its age. If your car battery is three years old or older, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment to have a certified technician ensure that it’s still functioning optimally. 

Get Your Car Battery Changed at Honda of Columbia Today!

Now that you have a better idea of how long car batteries usually last, you’ll know when to visit us at Honda of Columbia for a car battery replacement. The experts in our parts department can help you find the right car battery for your Honda vehicle, just be sure to browse our current parts specials before you stop by. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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