Keep Your Car Battery in Great Shape

While the new Hondas and used vehicles we sell are of exceptional quality, even the best cars can’t stay on the road without proper maintenance. Vehicle batteries are meant to last between three to five years, depending on the type of driving you do and the weather conditions where you drive. You can prolong the life of your battery by taking simple steps to keep it in the best condition possible.

Remove Corrosion from Battery Terminals

Keeping your battery clean can help it perform at its best. This is easily accomplished by removing corrosion periodically. Baking soda can be a helpful tool if need to clean off the buildup on the terminals of your vehicle's battery. If you mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water, you can scrub the terminals clean with an old toothbrush. Once you're done, just wipe the terminals clean of mixture. If you need help learning how to keep your battery terminals clean, stop by Capitol City Honda.

Help Keep Optimal Performance

Petroleum jelly can play an important role in keeping your battery cranking. By adding a small amount of petroleum jelly to the terminals, you can not only keep them from corroding, but can also make sure you are getting full electrical performance by keeping the battery insulated. Situations like low temperatures can make your battery work harder. Making sure you keep the corrosion away and performance up will get you to where you need to be. We can talk to you more about maximizing performance when you visit our service center.

Park in the Garage

Extreme temperatures can lead to moisture that will eventually lead to corrosion. To avoid this, keep your vehicle in areas that are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. If you don’t have to park outside in extreme weather conditions, don’t. Your car’s battery will thank you for it! If you’ve been doing a lot of driving in hot or cold weather, it’s not a bad idea to bring your vehicle in for a check-up with the service experts at Capitol City Honda.

Capitol City Honda uses only Honda Genuine Parts, Honda tools, and Honda factory-trained technicians. When your battery needs to be replaced completely, you can count on us to get the job done right with quality parts. We offer Honda's 100-month replacement battery for all Honda's.  Schedule your service online today or call 800-594-2956 to make an appointment for repairs or maintenance. We look forward to helping you keep your vehicle running for years to come.

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