BatteryMar 1st, 2016
Batteries are a huge part of modern life. Think of how many battery chargers you have.
Of course, our purpose here is to talk about your car battery. When people get towed into Advanced Auto Service and need a new battery, they're really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is that 70 percent of batteries don't make it for 4 years. Take control, have Advanced Auto Service computer test your battery. If you have a five year battery, budget and replace it within the 4th year so not to get stranded with a dead battery and risk damaging the alternator.
There are some things that you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty, greasy or corrosion build up, ask us to perform a Battery Service which here at Advanced Auto Service is cleaning the battery, battery post and cables off ensuring a solid connection. We also will computer test your battery showing approximate life left in the battery. A dirty battery runs hotter, and that shortens its life. If your battery terminals are corroded, let us take a look at that, too. We can clean them, and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, we can replace them.
Also, running your battery way down is bad for it. Things like running the headlights or watching a DVD player with the car turned off can deeply deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about 10 of those deep cycle depletions before it gives up the ghost.
Because we often take short trips around St. Louis with lots of stops for errands, our batteries can end up not getting fully recharged just by driving around. That also shortens battery life. You can hook up a good quality automatic battery charger at home from time to time. We recommend charging once a month during hot months and every three months during cold months.
Now when it's finally time to get a new battery, we can help you find the right replacement. We'll always make sure to meet your car's manufacturer's recommendations. If you have special needs, like live in a very cold climate or run a lot of electrical accessories, we can look at an upgrade that'll give you the power you need.
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Advanced Auto Service
6123 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, MO 63116
At Advanced Auto Service we install quality NAPA replacement parts.