The car battery is very important for the good functioning of your vehicle. It is the one which provides power for the engine to start and which keeps the devices and lights on the car functional. You can increase the lifespan of your car battery if you take some simple measures that will make it last longer. Here is what you can do to make sure that you will use the battery for the maximum possible time:
Make sure the battery is correctly placed in the tray and that is secured adequately. Check all the screws and clips regularly. This is because if the battery is not positioned correctly, it can vibrate to be damaged in the end.
Remove corrosion from the cables. This usually appears in between the cables and the terminals of the battery and it can prevent the electrical current from circulating properly. You can use pliers or a screwdriver to remove corrosion. Sometimes this simple operation and the tightening of the screws can revive a battery that seems drained.
Use the correct battery size in order to be able to insulate it. A larger battery might make insulation impossible. Very high or very low temperatures can reduce the lifespan of your car battery.
Make sure that the exterior of the battery is clean. Use a damp cloth to remove debris regularly, because this can drain your battery.
Check the water levels in the cells of the battery. If you can see the plates, you need to replace the lost water in order to restore the electrolyte balance. Perform this check monthly.