Contrary to popular belief, battery maintenance is part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance program. In order to maximize the battery’s average lifespan (usually about five years), the terminals should be inspected for signs of corrosion, which can be caused by environmental or chemical factors. A certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician will inspect the battery during scheduled maintenance and clean the battery terminals and electrical system power cables, if necessary.
If you mainly use your car for short trips in the city, use all the energy-consuming accessories at once, or just forget to turn off the headlights, you can drain the battery and reduce its lifespan. Getting your battery charged regularly and tested annually by a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician is recommended in order to ensure proper maintenance of your vehicle’s battery and prevent unpleasant surprises.