Tips on Maintaining Honda Battery

Care For Your Honda Battery

The heart and soul of your vehicles' anatomy lie under your hood within a little box.  And without it, your car will not operate at all.  That is why, as automotive consumers, we must learn to care for and inspect our vehicle's battery regularly.  Your Honda car battery is not a daily topic of conversation, yet it should be talked about more often.  With all the newest innovative technologies and devices found in a new Honda, our car battery takes on more responsibility day in and day out.

What Affects Your Honda's Battery?

On average, the lifespan of a vehicles' battery is anywhere from 3-5 years, depending on driving and climate conditions.  But at Roadsport Honda, we don't want you to pay for a new battery unless you need to, yet we also want to make sure the battery installed in your Honda is still safe and functioning correctly.  We suggest you don't push the limits of your battery, which can lead to more out of pocket expenses down the road, such as towing or roadside assistance costs.  It is essential to understand what affects your battery life aside from age.

  • Weather - During Canadian cold winters, as you turn the key to start your Honda engine, you may notice your engine taking a bit longer to turn over. Low temperatures may freeze a battery and hinder the ability of the liquid electrolyte solution to hold a charge.
  • Forgetfulness - We have all done it. Whether it is leaving an interior light on or your headlights on, this will drain your battery power.  The power required to start your engine is weakened when we leave electricity flowing when the car is not running.
  • Repeated Short Drives - Starting your Honda is when your battery uses the most power. As you drive, the battery has an opportunity to recharge.  Short drives mean turning off your car before the battery can fully restore.

How To Extend The Life of Your Battery

  • Park Your Honda Inside - If you have a garage, use it as much as possible. Extreme cold and heat can severely impact your Honda's battery life.  If you notice any grinding or clicking noises when you start your Honda, schedule a service appointment to have your vehicle inspected.
  • Unplug - Make it a habit to unplug and turn off vehicle accessories after each use. GPS, phones, and personal devices will drain power from your battery even after the car is off.
  • Do a Visual Inspection - Conduct a visual inspection of your battery regularly to ensure the connections are clean, tight, and corrosion-free.

Batteries can often fail without warning.  If you have any questions or concerns about your Honda battery, contact us.

Contact Us

Roadsport Honda

940 Ellesmere Road
Directions TORONTO, ON M1P 2W8

  • Sales: (416) 291-9501
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