Batteries are a huge part of modern life. How many battery chargers do you have around? We’ve got a box full of them. Of course, we’re here to talk about your car battery. When people come into our tempe auto repair shop and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is, 70% of batteries don’t last four years, but there are some things you can do to extend the life of your battery.
First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let us know and we can clean it off. A dirty battery runs hotter, and that shortens its life. If your battery terminals are corroded, let us take a look at that, too. We can clean them up, and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, we can replace them. Also, running your battery way down is bad for it. Things like running the headlights or watching a DVD player with the car turned off, can deeply deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about ten of these deep cycle depletions before it’s ready for the scrap pile. Now, because we often take short trips around town with lots of stops for errands, our batteries can end up not getting fully recharged just by driving around. That also shortens battery life. But, you can hook up a good quality, automatic battery charger at home from time to time. We recommend charging once a month during hot months and every three months during cold months. Now, when it’s finally time to get a new battery, we can help you find the right replacement. We’ll always make sure to meet your manufacturer’s recommendations. Now, if you have some special needs, like you live in a very cold climate or run a lot of electrical accessories, we can look at an upgrade that will give you all the power you need. Make an appointment today for a free inspection and peace of mind!
Let’s talk windshield wiper blades. Now, that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is. We work hard to protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we take care of them too. Well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive. We all really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety, not just responding when our wiper blades fail.
The new Acura NSX is all about immediacy. It uses electric torque, class-leading chassis rigidity and next-level all-wheel drive electronics to ensure it responds to inputs with urgency. But for a car that goes so stinkin’ fast, it sure took it’s sweet time to get here. Then again, perhaps the one thing you can’t rush is greatness, and that’s what we’re about to find out. Let’s take a look now!