Do you want to know when or how often to replace your car battery? Auto experts and automakers recommend replacing your car battery every four to five years. Still, some things can cause your battery to deteriorate even faster–like the battery’s age and driving conditions. . Read on to find out how to know if your car battery needs to be replaced, and contact the team at BMW of Turnersville if you would like to schedule service.
When driving in the greater Sewell, be on the lookout for these warning signs. It may be time to replace your battery:
Many factors cause a car battery to deteriorate and lose its ability to recharge, such as:
If you aren’t clear of your vehicle’s battery’s expected lifespan, look in your vehicle’s owner’s manual or call the service center at BMW of Turnersville.
Williamstown drivers have asked us how to test a car battery at home. It requires a special tool, but you can pick up a voltmeter at our parts department. There’s also the headlight test:
When you bring your car in for routine maintenance to BMW of Turnersville, our service team will be happy to test your car battery for you. If you want it tested in between routine maintenance visits, you can easily schedule an appointment online or over the phone
If your car battery needs replaced, a new battery will typically cost between $75 and $125. However, premium batteries can cost up to $200, and hybrid car batteries can cost significantly more because they’re more complex. A new hybrid battery can cost you anywhere between $1,000 and $6,000.
Now that you know how often to replace a car battery, if you need to purchase a new battery, bring your BMW to BMW of Turnersville. You can also order BMW parts and accessories through our parts center. Remember BMW of Turnersville is always at your service and willing to answer your questions. Contact us today!