Your car battery should last about 3 to 5 years…
But many people find that they have to change their car battery every 1 to 2 years.
Why is this?
And what can you do to prolong your car’s battery life?
Well… That’s what we’ll discuss in this article.
We’ll show you why car batteries die early …and what you can do to prevent this from happening.
We’ll also give you 8 simple tips and tricks to maximize the lifespan of your car’s 12 volt battery.
The tips we’ll teach you in this article will be simple to do …and anybody will be able to do these (even if you know nothing about cars or car batteries).
So let’s get started!…
First, You Should Know That Every Car Battery’s Lifespan Has A Limit (but most people kill their battery well before it’s time)
First, every car battery has a limit to its lifespan.
Even if you take care of your car battery perfectly …it will still die one day.
This set lifespan is called the battery’s “Calendar Life” and it’s completely independent of how many times the battery has been charged or discharged.
Once a battery reaches the end of its “Calendar Life” it will become unusable.
But most car batteries never make it their full “Calendar Life”…
Instead, they die early because of poor maintenance and care …which you can do something about.
A Little Background About Lead Acid Batteries Before Our Battery Tips and Tricks…
Lead acid batteries are the oldest, most dependable, and most widely used type of rechargeable battery in the world.
Lead Acid Batteries have three life phases – formatting, peak, and decline.
Formatting is when the battery is new and needs to be used gently.
Peak is the ideal performance phase, which we seek to maintain for as long as possible.
Decline is a slow process, but one that gradually ends in the termination of the battery.
Batteries in decline can still be used for quite a while, but must be watched.
Around this time, you can either recondition the battery or keep a close eye on it and try to replace it before a problem arises (like being unable to start your car for work).