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Phil's Service

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Killeen, TX 76541

Are you starting to notice a few problems when you try to start your car and wonder if it is going to start or if it’s time for a car battery replacement? You may be wondering how many years does a car battery usually last? When a battery fails, it’s usually not a convenient time or place. And, of course, it’s not something you cannot ignore as you are unable to drive your car without a battery.

When you turn the key in the ignition:

  1. The engine cranks, or turns over, but the car won’t start.
  2. The engine doesn’t do anything—there are no sounds and none of the lights or accessories work.
  3. Your vehicle randomly starts one day then doesn’t the next.

So how many years does a car battery usually last, you ask? After just three years under normal driving conditions, a car battery can become worn down and inefficient.A battery can become completely unreliable after only four or five years. Don’t wait until your battery is completely dead before you replace it. Ask your mechanic what would be the best type of battery (quality and expected mileage) for your car.

Even though we know that every battery will eventually die, you can help it last more miles by keeping it well maintained. These six simple tips will help keep it strong for as long as possible.

  1. Limit or combine trips so you aren’t using your battery constantly.
  2. Keep the battery connections tightly fastenedto the battery plate to prevent intermittent electrical connections.
  3. Turn off all the lights when you stop the car and unplug any electrical devices that use power, such as a cell phone.
  4. Keep the battery terminals clean of corrosion as it inhibits the electrical current that flows from the battery to the engine and other electrical accessories.
  5. Have your battery tested on a regular basis and top-off the cells with water if necessary.
  6. Electronics cause a heavy pull of electrical current from the battery so limit their use while the car is idling for long periods of time.

Wondering how many years does a car battery usually last? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service for more information about a car battery replacementand to schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and surrounding area.

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Are you wondering how years does a car battery usually last? You can help prevent an unexpected car battery replacement with these six battery maintenance tips.

Are you starting to notice a few problems when you try to start your car and wonder if it is going to start or if it’s time for a car battery replacement? You may be wondering how many years does a car battery usually last? When a battery fails, it’s usually not a convenient time or place. And, of course, it’s not something you cannot ignore as you are unable to drive your car without a battery.

When you turn the key in the ignition:

  1. The engine cranks, or turns over, but the car won’t start.
  2. The engine doesn’t do anything—there are no sounds and none of the lights or accessories work.
  3. Your vehicle randomly starts one day then doesn’t the next.

So how many years does a car battery usually last, you ask? After just three years under normal driving conditions, a car battery can become worn down and inefficient.A battery can become completely unreliable after only four or five years. Don’t wait until your battery is completely dead before you replace it. Ask your mechanic what would be the best type of battery (quality and expected mileage) for your car.

Even though we know that every battery will eventually die, you can help it last more miles by keeping it well maintained. These six simple tips will help keep it strong for as long as possible.

  1. Limit or combine trips so you aren’t using your battery constantly.
  2. Keep the battery connections tightly fastenedto the battery plate to prevent intermittent electrical connections.
  3. Turn off all the lights when you stop the car and unplug any electrical devices that use power, such as a cell phone.
  4. Keep the battery terminals clean of corrosion as it inhibits the electrical current that flows from the battery to the engine and other electrical accessories.
  5. Have your battery tested on a regular basis and top-off the cells with water if necessary.
  6. Electronics cause a heavy pull of electrical current from the battery so limit their use while the car is idling for long periods of time.

Wondering how many years does a car battery usually last? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service for more information about a car battery replacementand to schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and surrounding area.

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Phil's ServiceAuto Repair Shop in Killeen, TX$$$503 S 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541254-616-1659service@philsservice.com
Mon:08:00am - 05:30pm
Tue:08:00am - 05:30pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:30pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:30pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:30pm
Sat:08:00am - 04:30pm
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