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How to Prolong Your Battery Life in Salt Lake City, UT

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How to Prolong Your Battery Life in Salt Lake City, UT

Motorists looking for a VW car for sale needn’t go anywhere but Strong Volkswagen to find an automobile they’ll love. Our extensive inventory includes the latest VW models as well as a variety of used Volkswagen vehicles, which ensures we have a VW automobile that will support your…

Motorists looking for a VW car for sale needn’t go anywhere but Strong Volkswagen to find an automobile they’ll love. Our extensive inventory includes the latest VW models as well as a variety of used Volkswagen vehicles, which ensures we have a VW automobile that will support your lifestyle beautifully.

No matter what kind of car you decide to get when you visit our Volkswagen dealership near West Jordan, UT, it’s wise to take some steps to extend the life of your car’s battery. Whereas other components like your brake pads typically give a warning when they need to be replaced, car batteries don’t necessarily give any indication that they’re about to fail. To avoid getting stuck when you least expect it, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your battery alive.

The first thing you can do is make it a point to drive often. Even when your car isn’t running, your battery will continue to discharge. When you drive, your alternator recharges your battery. To keep your battery charged, you need to drive for at least 30 minutes a minimum of several times per week. If you limit your driving to short trips only, your alternator will not have enough time to recharge your battery.

You should also avoid using electrical features when your engine isn’t running. If you use things like your radio or A/C when your engine is off, it will drain your battery. Similarly, idling for long stretches can also drain your battery and shorten its lifespan, so don’t idle for extended periods of time if you can avoid it.

Maintaining your car will help your battery last, too. If your vehicle is due for some routine maintenance, make an appointment to bring your automobile into our Salt Lake City, UT VW service center now!

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