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How to Boost your Battery

How to boost your battery life
How to boost your battery life

Extend the Life of Your Honda Battery

The one component that drive's your vehicle's performance lies under the hood of your Honda. The battery of your car breathes life into every other vehicle component. Without it, you will be heading nowhere quickly. At Maple Honda, we encourage all automotive consumers in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, and Newmarket, to take the time to read through this page to understand why your car battery is so important. With all the newest innovative technologies and devices found in a new Honda, our car battery takes on more responsibility day in and day out. And for that reason, let's talk about batteries and how to care for and inspect yours regularly.

Elements That Affect Your Honda Battery

The lifespan of a vehicles' battery is typically between 3 to 5 years, contingent on driving and weather conditions. Our staff at Maple Honda believe that with proper care and attention, you can extend the life of your battery, saving you money and time. When you bring your vehicle to our Service Centre, be sure to ask our factory-trained certified technicians to inspect your batteries condition. While we don't want you to pay for a new battery unless you need to, we also recommend you ensure the battery installed in your Honda is still operating safely and efficiently. Never push the limits of your battery. This will lead to more substantial out of pocket expenses, such as towing or roadside assistance. Other elements that may affect your battery life aside from age, include:

  • Weather - Canadian winters and low temperatures may freeze your battery and obstruct the liquid electrolyte solution to ignite and sustain a charge. If you notice your engine taking a bit longer to turn over, this is an indicator that the low temperature is negatively impacting your battery.
  • Absentmindedness - Since your battery is responsible for the operation of nearly every item in your car when we forget to turn our headlights off or leave an interior light on, this will drain your battery power. The power needed to start your engine is weakened when electricity is left flowing when the car is not running.
  • Frequent Short Drives - More energy is required during the initial vehicle startup. As you drive, the battery has a chance to recharge. Numerous short drives mean turning off your car before the battery can fully restore and drawing more power from your battery when you start the engine again.

Tips to Help Protect Your Battery

  • Park Your Honda Inside - If you have a garage, use it as much as possible. Extreme cold and heat can impact your Honda's battery life. If you notice any grinding or clicking noises when you start your Honda, schedule a service appointment to have your battery inspected.
  • Unplug - Make it a habit to unplug and turn off vehicle accessories after each use. GPS, phones, and personal devices will drain power from your battery even after the car is off.
  • Do a Visual Inspection - Conduct a visual inspection of your battery regularly to ensure the connections are clean, tight, and corrosion-free.

Batteries can often fail without warning. If you have any questions about your Honda battery, contact us.