A little bit about your car’s battery on National Battery Day

Your car’s battery is crucial to starting your engine. It stores power produced by the alternator and runs the secondary electric systems such as your lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and extra electrical parts in your automobile. Even though it is rechargeable, various factors such as weather conditions that are out of your control can shorten the life of your battery.  It’s estimated that a car’s battery will last for approximately 5 years on most cars and longer in the new hybrids and electric cars batteries with estimates of up to 8 years.

Regular maintenance will help prolong its life and don’t forget to shut down front lights, cabin lights, and your radio when the car is not being used.

How your car battery works:

We reviewed a lot of explainer videos and found the best ones here:

Check out this informative infographic for more tips too!



Infographic licensed under Creative Commons


We hope you found this short article helpful and happy Battery Day to you 🙂

p.s. Don’t forget to check out our website for our special offer coupons that include a Free Battery Check coupon and $10 off in-stock batteries coupon too.

p.s.s. Contact Kirk’s Auto Center in New York and New Jersey today to schedule your next car battery replacement or other repair and maintenance service. Kirk’s is a family owned business that is thrilled to be your number one auto repair store and provider of tires in New York and New Jersey and surrounding areas since 1973.


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