Today at your local Connecticut RAM dealership we would like to share some useful tips on how to extend the life of your battery in your new or used car. No one wants to suffer from a dead car battery, and especially not in the sweltering summer heat.

One thing that may seem counter intuitive, but is actually a plus in terms in prolonging the life of the battery on your 2018 Jeep® Compass or any other new car for sale near Meriden, CT is to take your car out for longer drives. Quick car rides prevent your car’s battery from fully charging, and is especially harmful if you are taking multiple short trips in a row. This is a great excuse to take a summer road trip! We also suggest in investing in a portable car battery charger to make sure your battery stays fully charged.

Some smaller things to help with car battery life include making sure you turn off your lights when you exit your luxury car, making sure not to use electronics when you are idling, making sure you clean your car’s battery, and maintaining a good car care schedule. Leaving your lights on or using electronic features when idling mean that you are using battery power when your battery isn’t being charged. Properly maintaining your car helps to ensure that all the parts of your car are working well together and puts less stress on the vehicle’s battery. Cleaning the battery helps to prevents corrosion from happening which negatively affects battery life and even destroys the battery. If you see that your battery is corroded be sure to make an appointment at your car service center in Wallingford, CT so our experienced technicians can take care of that for you.

For more information on battery maintenance tips or any other car service needs be sure to contact Executive Dodge Jeep RAM or come in and see us today!