Tips For Prolonging Your Car Battery

Nothing is worse than your battery dying when you are running late for work, except when you’ve left it too long and the car explodes because it was overcharged. Maintaining the original quality of your car battery can be a huge task if you don’t know all of the precautions to take and tips to follow. There are a few simple ways that you can make sure your car is charged to perfection for safe and worry-free operation every day.

Drive Your Car Often

Your car battery should always maintain a sufficient amount of charge. Driving your car on a regular basis regardless of whether you have anywhere to go is important to battery health. Keeping your car stationary will make the battery lose charge when unused for prolonged periods. It can also cause the battery to experience problems such as leakages and short-circuits.

Make Sure It’s Charged (But Not Over-Charged)

Charging your car battery regularly is always necessary for proper car operation. Leaving the headlights on or car running on a regular basis will leave it drained.  If you overcharge it regularly, there could be dangerous consequences such as a dead battery, causing the car to overheat and melt plastic components, as well as let off sparks that could ignite. Similarly, you should never consider using it without a sufficient charge. Both overcharging and undercharging your battery is always dangerous.

Don’t Let It Short-Circuit

If you leave your battery on under damp conditions, it can result in short-circuiting. The vibrations experienced while driving your car might also damage the quality of the battery. Inspecting the battery terminals for proper operation is always a great idea to help in prolonging your car battery.

For information about car repair and maintenance, contact the experts at Performance Auto Repair at (334) 245-6600 today.

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