Modern vehicles incorporate more electronic components, which means additional demands on the car battery. Most people know that they need to pay attention to oil levels, but they fail to realize the importance of a properly running battery. In fact low, dead or damaged batteries are one of the leading causes of roadside assistance calls. With that in mind, it is important to know how often you should replace your Audi car battery and what signs might indicate that your battery is failing and needs to be replaced. 

The lifespan of an Audi car battery will vary. In general, you can expect any car battery to last at least three to five years. Properly caring for your battery can extend its life, but it is normal to have to replace a battery every three years. If you want to be proactive about avoiding battery problems, it won't hurt to simply replace the battery on a regular schedule rather than waiting for signs of failure or risking being stuck far away from home because your car won't start.

Signs That Your Battery Needs to Be Replaced

Even as your Audi car battery is wearing down, it will still allow your car to function, so you need to be on the lookout for more subtle signs of wear. For example, your battery powers all of your vehicle electrical systems, including your headlights. If you notice that your lights are dim, you can test them by revving the engine. The lights will brighten as you press on the accelerator if the battery is low. 

All too often, drivers panic when they go to turn on their car and it doesn't start. While car trouble car be unsettling, the problem may be something as simple and inexpensive as a dead battery. If you turn the key in the ignition and hear a clicking sound, but the car does not respond, then you probably have a dead battery. The good news is that purchasing and replacing the battery is inexpensive.

Ways to Maintain Your Battery

If you don't drive your car very often, the on-board computers may be draining your battery even while it sits in your garage. To avoid too much drain, be sure to take your car for a short drive every week. This will allow the battery to recharge so that you can enjoy more reliable performance.

It is also a good idea to have your battery checked on a routine basis. Any time you take your car in for regular oil changes and maintenance, be sure to have your technician check your Audi car battery and make sure that it has a safe charge amount. Keep in mind that the battery charge can quickly drop over a matter of months, so don't hesitate to have it checked as often as possible. If you are on the road and worried about your battery, you can stop at any car repair and parts supplier to have your battery tested.

While replacing an Audi car battery is easy and inexpensive, ignoring warning signs of a failing battery can leave you stuck in a parking lot or on the side of the road. To avoid these stressful and inconvenient situations, visit Audi of Richfield to stay up-to-date on regular car maintenance. We have 30 service bays and a team of highly trained technicians to help you enjoy fast, affordable and convenient service. You can even call to schedule an appointment. With a location that is just a short drive from Bloomington, Eagan, Minnetonka and surrounding communities, it couldn't be easier to have your car serviced.

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