Car Battery Service in Hamilton, ON
If it’s been a while since you have thought about your car battery, it may be time to call Eric’s Automotive to have your battery checked or start shopping for a battery replacement services.
Routine Battery Maintenance
Like most everything in your car, your battery will require routine maintenance to prevent you from getting stuck in the middle of winter with a car that won’t start.
As your battery ages, it will need to be tested annually for its ability to hold a charge while being used. Call Eric’s Automotive in Hamilton when it’s time for your annual battery test. Our car battery repair specialists will extend the life of your battery with their thorough routine maintenance inspection.
Here is some essential information to keep in mind about your car battery’s life.
- Stay aware of how old your battery is so you can be prepared with a replacement when the comes time. If you don’t know how old your battery is, you can find a sticker with either a numeric or alphanumeric code on the top or side of the battery. Suppose you see a numeric code of 10/22. That would represent the date of October 2022. Pretty straightforward. For the alphanumeric code, each month is represented by a corresponding letter. The letter “A” represents January, “B” for February, and so forth. The letter “I” gets eliminated to avoid being confused with the number “1”. The year is simply represented by the last number meaning that the alphanumeric code for October 2022 would be K-2.
- Batteries have been known to last anywhere from three to five years, depending on the climate where you live. Colder temperatures are better, getting just under 30% more life out of your battery than hotter ones. Because of this, people who live in hotter climates should start annual car battery testing when it is two years old. Those in cold temperatures don’t need to begin testing until the fourth year.
Get the Right Size
There are a lot of differences between batteries, such as:
- terminal locations
- performance power
Consulting your owner’s manual can help you find specifications on the size and terminal locations in your vehicle. Contact the experts at Eric’s Automotive to help you find the right battery for your car.
Check the Warranty
A battery warranty commonly has two figures associated with it.
- Free-replacement period. This is the first of two double-digit numbers. It represents the number of months you have to receive a free replacement battery if yours fails.
- Prorated period. This is the second of the double-digit numbers. It represents the number of months you are entitled to receive partial reimbursement on your battery if it fails.
Ideally, you want to find a battery with the best total warranty period possible. The typical free-replacement period on a new battery is two years.
When it is time for a car battery repair, maintenance, or car battery replacement, reach out to the experts at Eric’s Automotive in Hamilton for help with your battery needs. Our team can help you determine the best battery to keep your car at peak performance.