Tips for Maintaining Your Subaru's Battery

Replacing your battery is a regular part of maintaining your car for your Simi Valley adventures. It's something that you'll only need to do about once every five years, but it's a good idea to continually check your battery before you find yourself stranded. At Ladin Subaru in Thousand Oaks, we want you to have access to the best information possible for maintaining your Subaru, so we've put together some information on the best ways to maintain your battery.

During the first years that you own a new Subaru, you likely won't need to do much to maintain your battery. After the first few years, have your mechanic test your battery at oil changes once every six months. You can also check the water level on a wet-cell battery or have your mechanic check it on an absorbed glass mat battery. You need to know which kind of battery that you have because the type of battery will determine the type of maintenance you need to travel confidently through Oxnard.

Another tip is to prevent rust by keeping the terminals clean and coating certain parts with grease. About every six months, take a wire brush and clean off the terminals. Then, put some grease that can withstand a range of temperatures on the terminals to prevent corrosion.

Of course, if you drain your battery, your vehicle won't start until you have someone jump it for you or get a car battery charger. This doesn't seriously impact the life of your battery, but you should know the difference between a bad battery and some of the other common reasons that a battery won't maintain a charge in Camarillo. If you have a bad battery, more than likely, you'll start to notice that your vehicle is a little hard to start a few days before it finally refuses to start, and you'll need to take your car in to the mechanic immediately for a new battery. Another common reason your battery won't maintain a charge is because of a worn alternator.

At our dealership near Calabasas, we want you to feel comfortable driving your Subaru, so we want you to know about all of the small maintenance tips that can save you from being stranded later, and we want you to know that you can have your vehicle serviced with us. Schedule battery maintenance at our dealership soon.

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