If you have an older car, When do I need to change my car battery?… is a question that is often asked at Crescent Motoring Services in Burton!!

Most drivers know that they need to change their oil, but for some reason, many people don’t know when it’s time to replace their car battery, even though it’s the lifeblood of their car. Out of sight, out of mind?! Crescent Motoring Services can check yours for you anytime.

Your car battery stays charged by reusing energy obtained from driving. That is why, if your vehicle sits in the garage for long periods of time, your battery could die.

When do I need to change my car battery?

Car battery replacement

An automotive battery doesn’t last forever, even if they’re taken care of properly. If you notice your headlights are dimming, if your car needs a jump-start due to a dead battery, or if your battery is more than 3 years old, it’s time to replace it!

Below, you can see that this Crescent Motoring Services customer left changing his battery a little late in his van. This was an auxiliary battery. The van was still running on the main battery thankfully! This had blown up before we took it out. Here it is in comparison to a new one!

When do I need to change my battery?

The Crescent team haven’t seen one like this for some time and it was a little worrying. If you are ever unsure, we are a phone call or visit away.

Contact us on the 01283 509000 or send us a message here or call in and see us if yours need checking. Our opening hours are Monday – Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.