Car battery problems seem to always come up a the least opportune time, but the fact is that 70 percent of batteries don’t make it for 4 years. Luckily there are some things that you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, keep your car battery clean at all times. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let us know at Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton and we can clean it up to factory standards. A dirty automotive 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 depletion before it gives up. And with all of today’s electronics, we know some times it unavoidable.
Because we often take short trips around Fullerton with multiple stops for errands, our batteries can end up not getting fully recharged just by driving around. That can also shorten your battery’s 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, Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton can help you find the right replacement. We’ll always make sure to meet your manufacturer’s recommendations. Now 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 will give you all the power you need. Just stop by Orozco’s Auto Service or you can make an online appointment right away by clicking here. An you can also be rest-assured that when we repair or service your vehicle it comes with the Nationwide NAPA Auto Care Guarantee.