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Everything You Need to Know about Your Mazda’s Battery

Mazda is known for making efficient vehicles with parts that last, but batteries aren’t meant to last forever. With proper care, your battery can last quite a long time though. No one wants to be stranded with a car that won’t start. That’s why the experts at Bradshaw Mazda are happy to help you keep your battery in the best shape possible and detect any problems before they cause you hardship on the road.

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 Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw Mazda is happy to help! Schedule an appointment with us online or call 866-420-2177. Our technicians will make sure you get an affordable and quality battery installed and avoid any problems on the road.