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When do I need a new battery?

Most drivers in the Troy area will agree that there is rarely a good time for your car to fail to start due to a bad battery. It's best to be proactive when it comes to battery health to avoid costly repairs in the future or time on the side of the road missing important commitments. Here are some signs that it might be time to purchase a new battery at Troy Honda before it gets too late.

It takes longer to start your car.

If your car is sluggish and slow to start, it may be a sign that your battery is reaching the end of its life. Even worse, if you find yourself jumping your car often, it’s a good idea to not wait to address the problem. The experts at Troy Honda can take a look at your battery and advise you whether or not service is needed or if you need a new battery all together.

Your battery is old.

The normal life of a car battery is two to three years, though some can last much longer. If your battery is more than three years old, it’s a good idea to at least have it checked periodically at routine maintenance appointments. A poorly functioning battery can cause a strain on your entire vehicle, leading to bigger bills down the line and less efficient driving conditions.

You take short trips.

Multiple short trips could shorten your car’s battery life. It’s a good idea to let Murray Motor Ford evaluate your battery on a regular basis to avoid getting stuck with a broken down vehicle. If you take several short commutes, don’t delay. Speak with our service experts at Troy Honda about your driving habits, and we’ll get you on a battery maintenance schedule that works for everyone.

Our team of mechanics and Honda certified technicians know your Honda inside and out. Whether you need an oil and filter change, tire service, brake repairs, muffler service, a fuel pump inspection, or a check engine light diagnosed we can handle it. Schedule your service appointment today!