Schaumburg Car Battery Replacement
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Automobiles use rechargeable batteries to supply energy to the vehicle. These are typically referred to as SLI batteries, this means they provide power to the Starter, Lighting and Ignition systems. These batteries are 12 volt power supplies, though some heavy duty trucks and diesel engines use 2 batteries parallel together for a 24 volt system. The main purpose of the battery is to provide the cranking power to the starter to get the engine running. Once the engine is running the alternator begins recharging the battery and assisting in providing electric power to the accessories of the vehicle.

How Long Will a Car Battery Last?

Much of the expected life span of a battery comes from the quality of the battery that you purchase. While you may only get a couple of years out of a low cost battery, higher end batteries can last 7-8 years or more. But, this is also depending on the environment you drive in and your individual driving habits.

Extreme hot or cold weather can significantly reduce the life span and make a car battery replacement necessary much sooner. Also, if your average drive time is less than 10 minutes, that will shorten your battery’s life since it will not have enough time to properly recharge between starts.

If you notice any starting issues, like slow cranking or taking longer to start, then this may be a sign of your battery getting low. If you are wondering about the condition of your car battery, then stop in today and let us check it. If you are in need of a car battery replacement in Schaumburg, we can help. It is a very fast service and we can get you back on the road ASAP.

If you are having any of these problems and you think you may need a car battery replacement, give us a call or visit our shop today. Our friendly technicians are here to answer all of your questions and help you get back on the road again. Open 7 days a week, our mechanics offer quality and dependable car service.