How to make your car battery last longer
The car battery is not only responsible for starting the engine, it is also responsible for powering the many crucial electronic components in your car. To ensure that your battery lasts longer and performs consistently, it is important to have it checked and maintained on a regular basis.
Here are some tips to keep your battery in optimal state.
- Using a battery causes it to discharge and recharge and eventually deteriorate. This is unavoidable and is why regular checks are so important. You should note that the more electrical equipment you switch on, the faster the battery will drain.
- Make sure your alternator is not charging at too high or too low a rate. Otherwise, the battery may not be charged correctly and will deteriorate prematurely.
- Avoid exposing batteries to extreme heat. This damages tech positive plates and grids, hence reducing the conductivity of the electrolyte. This result is weakened and even damaged batteries.