Batteries are a huge part of modern life. I mean, how many battery chargers do you have in your home?
When drivers come into MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is that 70% of batteries don’t make it for 4 years.
There are some things Okotoks drivers can do to extend the life of their battery. First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let your MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR service advisor know so it can be cleaned off. A dirty battery runs hotter and that shortens its life. If your battery terminals are corroded, let us take a look at that too. We can clean them, and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, we can replace them.
Also running your battery way down is bad for it: Things like running the headlights or watching a DVD player with the vehicle turned off can deeply deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about 10 of those deep cycle depletions before it gives up the ghost.
Because we often take short trips around the Okotoks area with lots of stops for errands, our batteries can end up not getting fully recharged just by driving around. That also shortens battery life. You can hook up a good quality automatic battery charger at home from time to time. MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR recommends charging once a month during hot Okotoks months and every three months during cold months in AB.
Now when it’s finally time to get a new battery, we can help you find the right replacement at MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR. We’ll always make sure to meet your car maker’s recommendations. Now if you have special needs – like live in a very cold climate or run a lot of electrical accessories, your MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR service advisor can help you with a car battery upgrade.
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MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
193 Stockton Avenue
Okotoks, AB T1S 1B2