- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 8/23/2023
If you're in the market for a new auto battery, Batteries Plus can help. Not only do we carry an enormous selection of top brand auto batteries, but we also offer free battery testing and free installation with an auto battery purchase (valid at participating locations, on most makes and models). Here's a closer look at what we have to offer.
The battery in your car or truck only has a lifespan of about three to five years. Here are a few warning signs that your car battery needs replacing:
If you're worried about your battery's performance, you'll want to have your battery's voltage tested. You can test a car battery yourself using a multimeter. If you don't have a multimeter, there's an easier way. Just bring your car or truck to your nearest Batteries Plus location. One of our associates will test your battery's voltage, cold cranking amps, as well as your vehicle's starter and alternator. The test itself takes only 90 seconds and can help save you the hassle of finding yourself stranded on the side of the road.
So, what happens if you need a new battery? If you've had your battery tested at Batteries Plus, you're already in the right place. Our stores carry over 50 different auto battery sizes and styles from some of the most trusted brands in the industry.
Need help finding the right battery for your needs? Read our blog entitled, "How to Choose a Car Battery: A Beginner's Guide." Looking for a battery recommendation? Read about "The Top 4 Best Replacement Car Batteries," including our exclusive X2Power batteries, the longest-lasting, highest-performing auto batteries on the market.
If you're a DIY type, just follow these steps to disconnect your old battery and install your new one.
Don't feel like replacing the battery yourself? No problem. It's easy to get your battery installed at your nearest Batteries Plus. Please note that there are a small number of vehicle models we cannot service. For these vehicles, you will not receive an "Installation In Store" option during online checkout.
Battery corrosion is a leading cause of early battery failure. If you're looking to get the longest life out of your new battery, select "Upgrade to Premiere Installation" during checkout. Our associates will apply corrosion cleaning spray, terminal protection spray and install terminal protectors during installation to help prevent the buildup of harmful corrosion.
Need a new pair of headlight bulbs, windshield wiper blades or a jump starter? You'll find all of that and more in our Automotive Center. If you need a new key fob or auto remote, take advantage of our key fob replacement service (available at participating locations only). We can provide you with a new auto fob for 50% less than the dealership cost.
You'll also find plenty of additional information in our blog. Some related topics include "6 Easy Steps to Jump Start Your Car" and "Is It Okay to Drive When the Battery Light Is Lit Up on Your Dashboard?"