Things you can do to maximise your car battery’s lifespan
The lifespan of your car battery depends on how frequently you drive your car, the conditions you put your car under, and how often you keep your gadgets plugged in. Keep the following things in mind and to maximise the life of your car battery.
- Park your car in shaded areas. Hot weather shortens the life of your car battery.
- Make sure all doors are closed and locked, and the lights are off after you park your car.
- Keep short trips to a minimum. Driving your car for 20 minutes or less does not allow your car battery to be fully recharged by your car’s alternator.
- Avoid overusing gadgets when your car isn’t running. Using the horn, stereo, headlights and other accessories when your car engine is is switched off drains your car battery.