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Car Battery Life

Car Battery Life

What about my “car battery life”? How long should my car battery be expected to live and what will happen when my car battery dies. We’ve all heard the heartbreaking click, click, click that come from our car starter when our car battery dies. It doesn’t necessarily mean the battery is destined to meet it’s recycler though. There are a number of things that can keep our car battery from starting the car. Sometime I hear a phrase which goes something like this; “My car won’t start but I know the battery is ok because the lights work.” On a scale of one to three hundred your car’s lights need about a 20 to illuminate. The starter needs 300 or more if it’s a diesel to start. There are other things like lose dirty battery connections or having left a light on overnight which will also cause your battery to be unable to do the hard work of starting the car. Sometimes the terminals can be cleaned and tightened, or simply recharging the battery will show the battery is not bad but simpl ... read more

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