Your car battery is one of the most important components of your car, without which you wouldn’t be able to start your engine, drive or use your on-board computers.
The battery is rechargeable and supplies an electric current to the starter, which feeds the engine and gets you going.
As a general rule, remember that the more sophisticated your car and its on-board computers are, the bigger the strain on your battery. Many new cars have powerful computers that are operating
all the time, even when your car is switched off.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I NEED A NEW BATTERY?
A battery usually lasts up to 3 years, but in these hot temperatures, where the electrolytes of the battery evaporate quicker, you could need one a bit sooner.
Your battery light will come on when you will need to have it checked. Make sure you do not ignore this light until it’s too late!
Lastly, a long time of inactivity can also cause your battery to stop working, but usually, a simple jump-start will get you back on the road.