It should be no surprise to hear that your car requires electricity in order to start and function, and the source of electricity is your battery. At Star Mazda our Mazda service experts are here to give you some helpful tips and tricks in prolonging the life of your car battery.

Just like other components in our engines, the car battery is never intended to last forever. That being said, you can easily prolong the life of your battery with some simple maintenance tips. For one, if you open up your hood, you’ll likely find your car battery clamped down right in the middle of your engine. That close proximity can lead to a lot of grime, dirt, and grease build-up, which can weaken the charge of the battery over time. So, it is always a good idea to clean your battery to ensure a strong long-term charge.

Each time you start up your car you drain your car’s battery by a small margin. So, when making a lot of trips it is wise to be mindful of when you turn off your engine. At the same time, plugging in phone chargers, or leaving your headlights on for long periods of time can also lead to battery drain.

Lastly, we recommend that you ensure that your battery is properly set in its chassis. A loose or improperly set battery can result in battery acid spillage or even loosen the wiring that provides an electrical connection to the engine.

Batteries are essential to the day to day function of your car, and while we are the number one source for Glendale Mazda dealers, we also make a concerted effort in battery repair and maintenance. Whether you’re in need of a replacement, or just need some pointers in how to keep your battery-powered for years to come, we’ve got all of your auto-centric bases covered at Star Mazda.