Everything You Need to Know about Your Mazda’s Battery
Mazda’s engineering is top-notch. When you buy a Mazda, you can rest assured that your vehicle is built to last. That said, no battery is meant to last forever. While they can last quite a long time with proper care, your battery will probably need to be replaced over the period of time that you own your Mazda. The experts here at Gem Mazda are happy to help you keep your battery in the best shape possible for as long as possible and help you replace it when the time comes.
When You Might Need a New Battery
Most vehicle batteries last around three to five years, depending on the type of driving you do and maintenance. If your Mazda’s battery is older than that range, we recommend getting regular battery check-ups or replacing the battery soon. As mentioned, the type of driving you do also affects the life of your battery so if you leave your car idling often or drive in dirty conditions or extreme temperatures, you might want to replace your battery more often.
How to Know You Need a New Battery
Regular battery inspections at Gem Mazda are best, but there are quite a few ways you can tell your battery is nearing the end of its life on your own. If you’re experiencing any of the following signs, it’s time to consider a new battery in your Mazda:
- Your check engine light has turned on
- Your battery case appears bloated
- Your battery is older than five years old
- You notice a slow engine crank
- You have to jumpstart your car often
How to Get Your Battery Replaced
The staff at Gem Mazda is happy to help! Schedule an appointment with us online or call 850-296-1702. Our technicians will make sure you get an affordable and quality battery installed and avoid any problems on the road.