3. Regularly Drive Your Car
Lead-acid batteries work best when they are fully charged. Leaving your car in the garage for a couple weeks or months can weaken your battery and put your future plans in jeopardy. If you know your car will be unused for more than a couple of weeks, look into purchasing an automatic battery charger to keep your car’s battery at full strength.
4. Get Your Battery Tested
This one is a no brainer. When you take your car in for regular maintenance, ask your local auto technician if they can also test the battery. This test should be able to tell you the current strength of your battery and also predict what temperature will cause your car battery to fail. Testing your battery during regular maintenance will help keep you from being stranded with a dead battery. Want to find a location near you that will test your battery? Click here to find an Interstate dealer near you!
*All batteries differ. Please consult with your local dealer for more information on how you can perform regular maintenance on your battery. Please do not attempt if you are unfamiliar with regular battery maintenance.