The battery in your Honda has a demanding job. Not only is it responsible for starting the engine, it's also tasked with powering the interior and exterior lights, advanced driving aids, the infotainment system, and heating and cooling. But since it's located under the hood, it's common to take it for granted until an issue arises. The consequences of a dead battery can range from the inconvenience of asking a stranger for a jumpstart to the danger of being stuck alone in sub-freezing temperatures. So, it's important to recognize the signs of a stressed battery and know when to have it tested or changed out.

How do I know when I need a new battery?

You don't have to wait until your car doesn't start to recognize a potential battery issue. You should bring your Honda to Prime Honda 128 for a checkup if you notice symptoms like:

  • The Battery/Check Engine light comes on
  • Ignition seems sluggish or strained
  • You notice battery leakage or corroded terminals
  • The battery case appears swollen
  • Dimming interior or exterior lighting (especially in combination with running the AC

When should I test or swap my Honda's battery?

Despite their difficult task, car batteries are pretty resilient and can last up to five years or more, depending on the operating conditions and your driving habits. However, after the three-year mark, it's recommended to test it twice a year.

As vehicle electronics become more advanced, battery replacement becomes less straightforward. But the service experts here at Prime Honda 128 have the knowledge and specialized equipment necessary to diagnose any battery issues and, if necessary, replace it with a genuine OEM model, as well as perform all factory-required diagnostic procedures.

Get in touch with us today if you have any questions about battery service or the recommended maintenance for your specific Honda model. And if you notice any of the above symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a service appointment as soon as possible. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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