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Battery Longevity: How to Keep Your Battery Running Longer

Battery Longevity

CXV35MF Numax 120Ah Boat batteries
CXV35MF Numax 120Ah Boat batteries

Battery Longevity

When it comes to our cars, there’s one thing you always want to be sure is going to be up and running — and that’s the battery. Without our car batteries performing optimally, not only are we going to see a slow start in the morning, but all of the electronic components of your vehicle aren’t going to work
optimally. That includes everything from your entertainment units through to your    headlights, AC and more.

That in mind, your car battery’s life is going to depend on a few factors, and we’re happy to say that there are a few things you can do to extend your battery’s life and get a bit more out of it.
Take a look below at how to keep your car battery running longer.

Take Longer Drives

Off the top, you’ll want to know that as you drive your car, your battery is charging. Your car’s engine generates energy, which the alternator under the hood uses to effectively direct power back into your battery and maintain its charge. Though this process takes time. That said, when you start your car, you’re using a fair bit of your battery’s overall power or charge to get the engine to turn over, and you’ll want to drive enough for this charge to be put back into the battery.

When you drive for just a few minutes and switch your car off again, you’re not giving your vehicle enough time to charge the battery. With this in mind, a lot of short trips will leave your battery lower and lower each time, eventually running it flat.

Double Check the Terminals- CXV35MF Numax 120Ah Boat batteries

Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to battery longevity is your battery’s connection to the vehicle itself. You’ll want to pop the hood for this tip and take a look to make sure everything is hooked up correctly and there aren’t any loose wires, corrosion, or anything else that shouldn’t be on top of your battery.
By doing this, you’ll also be able to make sure that your car’s battery isn’t damaged either, getting on top of issues a little earlier rather than later. You can also rely on the mechanics and servicing professionals you’ll find on enji to take a look over these systems for you too.

Keep Everything Switched Off

A tip that goes without saying but is still worth mentioning is keeping everything off when you’re not using the car. We know that most makes and models of vehicles automatically switch everything off for you when the car’s not running, though it doesn’t hurt to double check. Some vehicles batteries on
allow you to run things like the entertainment system, GPS, and even fridges and chargers when the vehicle is off, so always be sure that these systems are off. To end, lights are always a killer, so always check that they are off when you depart the car.

Have the Battery Tested- CXV35MF Numax 120Ah Boat batteries

One often overlooked task is to have your battery tested from time to time. When you have someone take a look at your battery’s charge level, you’ll be able to see exactly where you’re at and whether there’s a risk down the line of your battery going flat without you knowing.
You can either do this during your servicing or invest in a battery tester and do this at home on your own. You’ll be able to tell just how much charge is left in the battery, and if it’s too low, start your car and leave it running for a little while—or go for a nice, long drive.

Keep the Car Out of the Sun

As you might have guessed, batteries don’t like hot weather too much. One of the fastest ways to kill your battery is to routinely leave it in the sun in the summer or in a hot city. This will slowly overheat and kill off your battery cells. With that in mind, when you can, always keep your car undercover and out of the sun when it isn’t in use. You’ll be keeping your battery in check here, but also your car’s paint.

Be Mindful of Electronics at Idle- CXV35MF Numax 120Ah Boat batteries

Our final tip to keep in mind is keeping some of your car’s electronics off when you’re idling. You want to make sure that when your car isn’t fully charging the battery that your AC, speakers and other technologies are either switched off or turned down a little to allow the battery to hold and sustain the charge, rather than losing it to your reliance on an ice-cold

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