The battery is one of the most important parts of your car. Without a well-functioning battery, you can't start your car. Here is what you need to know about your car's battery:

First, there are different types of car batteries. Become familiar with the type of battery that is already in your car, as well as the other types of batteries on the market. Cheaper batteries can save you money up front, but they don't last as long. Meanwhile, some batteries may be more expensive, but they come with services like free towing and roadside assistance.

Just like flashlights and remotes, car batteries need to be replaced. The frequency in which you need to replace your battery depends on the battery you already have, as well as the climate you live in and how often you drive. Usually your battery needs to be replaced every two to five years.

When a battery reaches the end of its lifespan, it will corrode. To see if your battery is corroding, check under your hood. The corrosion will be easy to identify. Clean this corrosion to allow your battery to perform at its best. If you are cleaning the corrosion and it is gathering again soon after, your battery needs to be replaced. You can also tell if your battery needs to be replaced if your car needs to be jumped often.


As you shop for a battery for your car, you may feel a little overwhelmed. There are a lot of options to pick from. For help picking the perfect battery for your car, consider reaching out to Island Auto Group. Not only can we help you pick a battery, but you can also have your battery replaced by our service staff. Our professionally trained mechanics have a strong understanding of car batteries. We can quickly care for your car to help you get back on the road as soon as possible. So, visit one of our Island Auto Group locations soon!

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