- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 11/5/2020
There's nothing worse than walking out to your car only to find that the engine won't start. As winter approaches for much of the country, it's more important than ever to have a reliable battery in your car or truck. Fortunately, there's an easy way to make sure your car is ready for cold weather. Batteries Plus Bulbs offers free auto battery testing at every one of our 700+ locations.
The average lifespan of a car battery is roughly three to five years, although that depends on several different factors. Exposure to extreme weather, the quality of your battery and how often you drive all play a part in your battery's total lifespan. That’s why it's a good idea to have your battery checked after you’ve had it a few years.
As a vehicle owner, it's possible to test the battery yourself using a multimeter. There's a good chance you might not have a multimeter lying around, or that you don't feel comfortable testing the battery yourself. That's no problem. The associates at your local Batteries Plus Bulbs are happy to provide this service, free of charge.
Just bring your vehicle to any one of our 700+ locations. One of our associates will test your battery's voltage and Cold Cranking Amps, as well as your vehicle's alternator and starter. The actual testing process takes less than five minutes.
If it turns out you do need a new battery, we can help you with that too. We carry top-quality batteries from brands like Duracell Ultra, Optima and Odyssey, plus our exclusive brand X2Power. No matter what type of car or truck you drive, we have the right auto battery for you. Plus, with our easy-to-use online interface we can locate a replacement for you in seconds.
Need help installing your new vehicle? No problem. We also offer expert car battery replacement service on most makes and models. Let us do the hard work of swapping out your old battery. Depending on the condition of the old battery and how busy we are, we can typically install your new battery in as little as 30 minutes. If you're in a hurry, you can save time on your visit by scheduling your arrival time online.
Visit your nearest Batteries Plus Bulbs location for a battery test. The service is free, but the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can rely on your car? That's priceless.