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18122 Rockside Road, Bedford, OH, 44146

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon, Thu9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue - Wed9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

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Your battery is possibly the most essential part of your Beachwood vehicle, so it’s important that you take proper care of it. Like any other piece of machinery, your car battery will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. On average, you can expect your car to need a new battery after three to four years. However, there are some steps you can take to prolong your battery life, as well as some things to avoid so you don’t accidentally shorten it. The service team at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford has everything you need to know about your car battery life expectancy in the guide below.

Average Car Battery Life Expectancy

As stated above, you can expect your car battery to last around three to four years before it needs to be replaced. However, this is only an estimate. Some drivers around Mayfield suggest that you can wait a full five or six years before replacing your battery, while others suggest that you should switch out the battery at much more frequent two-year intervals. At your regularly-scheduled service appointment with Mercedes-Benz of Bedford, we’ll inspect your car battery to make sure it’s running in proper condition.

Factors That Can Shorten Battery Life 

There are two main factors that can cause your battery to deteriorate faster than average: driving habits and location. Here are some details:

  • Driving habits: Driving your car infrequently or leaving it unused for long periods of time can weaken the battery—getting it out on the road frequently will give the battery time to charge. Other habits like leaving interior lights on overnight or leaving the power on after turning off the ignition will also drain the battery much faster.
  • Climate and location: If you drive primarily in a hot, humid climate, your battery will likely wear out faster than if you drive primarily in someplace cool and dry.

Signs Your Car Battery is Failing

You’ll want to keep an eye out for some key warning signs that indicate your battery is failing, so you don’t wake up one morning with a car that won’t start! Here’s what to look for:

  • The check engine light is on 
  • The engine is slow to start 
  • Car lights are dim
  • Electric issues (cell phone charger, heated seats, etc. aren’t working) 
  • Connectors for the battery are corroded 
  • The battery case looks warped or misshapen

Schedule a Car Battery Change at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford! 

If you’re in need of a battery replacement in Cleveland, you’ve come to the right place! Go ahead and schedule a service appointment with Mercedes-Benz of Bedford, and we’ll get you back on the road in no time. You can also contact us with any questions, and a member of our team will be happy to help you. Be sure to keep an eye on our service specials for more ways to save on your next appointment!

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