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After about four years of driving your vehicle around Raleigh, you may start to wonder how often to replace a car battery. Typically, auto experts recommend replacing your car battery every 4-5 years, but the actual point at which you need to replace your battery could be sooner or later than that, depending on numerous factors. In the guide below, the Hendrick Kia of Cary service center provides helpful information regarding three common queries:
If you experience one or more of these issues while out and about in Durham – or before you’re even able to leave your driveway – you could be dealing with a car battery that’s on its way out:
You can bring your vehicle into your preferred service center to have the battery tested anytime, but if you’d like to save yourself a visit, learning how to test a car battery at home is simple. There’s the headlight test which can be done by yourself, or the digital multimeter tool which requires a friend to help out.
The Headlight Test:
The Digital Multimeter Test:
You probably won’t pay any more than $75 – $120 for a standard new car battery, or potentially up to $200 for a premium battery.
For a hybrid car battery, you’ll pay anywhere from $1,000 – $6,000. This is because hybrid batteries must provide a lot more power for the vehicle. Most hybrid car owners find that the cost of the battery is offset by their lower fuel consumption and less frequent maintenance visits.
If you need a new car battery, the parts experts at Hendrick Kia of Cary can help! Contact us or visit us near Apex to get started today. We’ll ensure you get the right battery for your vehicle, and you can schedule an appointment to have it installed quickly by our pro service team. Be sure to also check out our ongoing service specials for a chance to save on your new battery!
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