Car Battery Replacement Cost & More

Car Battery

 

If you find yourself at this page, perhaps after Googling something like “car battery replacement service,” then you might have already found yourself in the unfortunate situation of dealing with a dead battery in your Canton car, truck, or SUV. Not to worry, the team at Riverside Buick GMC is here to help with the information you came for, as well as some additional helpful tips! Keep reading to discover more, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of Buick, GMC professionals if you have any questions!

 

 

Average Car Battery Replacement Cost

When it comes to most battery replacement cost figures, the average boils down to anywhere between $75 and $200. Why such a wide range? Well, think of how many different types and sizes of vehicles there are, and remember they have batteries to match.

At Riverside Buick GMC, we make sure to carry a variety of OEM and upgraded batteries to satisfy the needs of customers from Acworth and beyond. Get a hold of our parts center to order one or get a quote on a new battery today! Or, if you’d like to have someone install and test a new battery for you, consider reaching out to our Cartersville service center for assistance!

When to Replace Car Battery

How often do you replace car batteries? When to replace car battery units depends directly on the use, type, and condition of your specific vehicle battery. Typically, a new battery will last the average vehicle about 4 or 5 years, but there are some conditions that almost certainly warrant an early replacement, such as:

  • Slow cranking or sluggish start
  • Low fluid levels in the battery
  • Fluid leaking from the battery
  • A swelling or bloated battery case
  • The “Check Battery” light comes on

How to Lengthen Your Car Battery’s Life

After your new battery replacement, you’ll be able to set aside your worries concerning when to replace car battery units – especially if you follow some or all of the following tips regarding getting the most out of your battery investment:

  • Limit the number of short trips you make. 
  • Make sure the battery is always tightly fastened in its compartment. 
  • When the engine is off, avoid using the headlights or interior lights. 
  • Remove any corrosion that builds up on the outside of the battery. 
  • Park in the shade to avoid battery overheating. 
  • Check the voltage (should be around 12.7 volts or above) monthly. 
  • Don’t let your car sit untouched for long periods of time. 

Riverside Buick GMC for All of Your Service Needs!

The truth is, no matter how good of care you take regarding your vehicle’s battery, it’s going to eventually wear out and need to be replaced, just like any other automotive component such as brake pads, windshield wipers, or engine oil. More often than not, when a battery begins to fail it’s simply due to advanced age. Have your battery inspected or replaced if need be by the team of professionals at Riverside Buick GMC, just a quick drive from Rome. While you’re checking us out, have a look at our rotating cycle of money saving service specials!

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