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Mercedes-Benz Car Battery Replacement

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are built to last, even down to their car batteries. However, your Mercedes-Benz car battery will wear down over time and require replacing. How long do car batteries last? The exact length can vary, as there are factors like weather and driving behaviors that can impact battery life. If you think you need a car battery replacement or want to learn about Mercedes-Benz car battery care, review our guide below! 

How Long Do Car Batteries Last Under Normal Conditions? 

Mercedes-Benz Car BatteryGenerally speaking, you can expect your Mercedes-Benz car battery to last between 4 to 5 years. Still, there are some things that can cause you to have a dead car battery sooner than anticipated. Keep the following factors in mind when planning for your next car battery replacement: 

  • Temperature Extremes: Extreme heat can cause the evaporation of battery fluids, while extreme cold can drain the battery and stop it from holding a charge. 
  • Age: All car batteries have a finite lifespan, as they are only made to handle so many charge cycles. As time passes, you’ll need to get a car battery replacement. 
  • Jumping Your Battery: If you leave your lights on, leave accessories plugged in, or let your car sit for too long, you may end up with a dead car battery. When this happens, you’ll need to jump-start your vehicle to get it running again. Do this too often, and you’ll be shortening the life of your Mercedes-Benz car battery. 

Indicators You Need a Car Battery Replacement

No one wants to be stuck somewhere with a dead battery. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for the following warning signs that you may be due for a car battery replacement:

  • When you turn the key/push the button, the engine is taking longer to start.
  • Headlights have started to dim when the car is idling and brighten when the engine is revved.
  • Power windows and other functions are noticeably slower when the engine is idling.
  • Corrosion is visible on the battery terminals and cables.
  • Your vehicle requires frequent jump-starts.
  • There are noticeable power fluctuations.

Mercedes-Benz Car Battery Maintenance

While you will eventually need a car battery replacement, there are maintenance steps you can take to help preserve the life of your Mercedes-Benz car battery: 

  • Have it checked during your regular car maintenance.
  • Make sure you unplug accessories and turn off lights when leaving your vehicle.
  • In cold temperatures, start your vehicle regularly to let the battery charge.
  • Avoid letting your vehicle sit for long periods of time without starting it.

What Does a Car Battery Cost?

Your car battery cost can fluctuate depending on your vehicle. Regular cars tend to have more affordable batteries, while car batteries for luxury vehicles run slightly higher. The car battery cost for hybrid vehicles tops them all, with a price tag that can run in the thousands. The advantage, though, is the replacement cost is balanced out by reduced gas consumption. To get an exact quote for your Mercedes-Benz car battery replacement, reach out to our parts center. We can discuss the type of battery you need and will even review our current parts specials to see if we can help you save on the price of your battery replacement.  

Trust Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu for Your Car Battery Installation! 

When the time does come for a car battery installation, you have two options: do it yourself or have it done for you. If you would prefer to have your car battery installation handled by the certified technicians at the Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu service center, we’re here for you. Reach out to us today near Ewa Beach! 

 

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