How Often to Replace Car Battery

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Picture this: you’re leaving one of Naperville’s awesome movie theaters after seeing a great film, only to find that your Nissan Maxima battery is dead. The fact is, all car batteries eventually die. Unlike oil changes and tire rotations, your owner’s manual doesn’t tell you how often to replace car battery. You don’t have to leave it to chance, though! When you know how to know if your car battery needs to be replaced by testing it, you can plan ahead and save yourself a lot of inconvenience.


How to Test a Car Battery

Gerald Nissan of Naperville’s service department makes it really easy with their coupon for a complimentary battery test. Use it during your regular maintenance appointment. If you need to test your car battery between maintenance appointments, here’s two ways to do it yourself:

The Headlight Test: 

  1. Turn on the engine, keep the car in park, and make sure the headlights are on.
  2. Rev the engine and see if the headlight brightness changes.
  3. If the headlights get brighter, that means the current is not strong enough to keep the lights at normal brightness while the car is idling.
  4. Take your car to a service center at this point for further assessment.

Using a Digital Multimeter:

  1. Set the voltmeter to 20 DC volts.
  2. Under the hood, touch the negative terminal (black) with the negative meter probe (also black).
  3. Touch the positive terminal (red) with the positive meter probe (also red).
  4. Have a friend turn on the headlights and check the voltmeter reading.
  5. At 80°F, 12.5 volts or higher means your battery is fully charged. 12.3 volts means it’s at about 75% charged.11.8 volts or lower means you have a 25% or less charge.

How Much is a Replacement Car Battery?

You can expect to pay anywhere from $25-$120 for a regular battery, or up to $200 for a premium battery. Always check for Nissan parts coupons from Gerald Nissan of Naperville.

Schedule Battery Maintenance at Gerald Nissan of Naperville

When it’s time to replace your Nissan’s battery, schedule a service appointment with Gerald Nissan of Naperville. Our expert Nissan technicians can help you select the best battery for your Nissan, and install it to factory specifications. Don’t risk a dead battery when you can leave the battery replacement to us. Want to learn more? Be sure to read up on Nissan Intelligent Key programming today.

Service Specials for Extra Savings from Gerald Nissan of Naperville

Oil Change - $33.95
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The Works - $59.95

$59.95 The Works Special!

Includes Oil Change, 4-Wheel Tire Rotation, Tire Pressure Check and Fluid Top.

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Battery Test
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Perfect prior to a road trip

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