Motorists who want to see the latest BMW models are invited to visit BMW of Peabody. While many drivers know they should visit our showroom to see our luxury cars, some aren’t familiar with the things they can do to prolong the life of their vehicle’s battery.

In general, batteries last between three and five years. Various factors can influence a battery’s longevity, however, such as the climate and the quality of the battery itself. While all batteries will wear out at some point, you can do a few things to prevent your battery from dying prematurely.

Here are some of the things you can do to extend your battery’s useful life:

  • Don’t let your car sit for too long: Car batteries lose their charge when cars sit too long between trips so you should avoid letting your vehicle sit for long periods at a time. You should also make it a point to drive for more than a mile or two when you do use your car so your alternator has time to recharge your battery.
  • Make sure your battery is secure: Check to make sure your battery is secured in place. If your battery vibrates, it can experience damage that will shorten its working life.
  • Don’t engage your battery when your car isn’t running: When you engage the battery to do things like listen to music when your car isn’t running, it will cause your battery to fail earlier than it would otherwise.
  • Avoid the heat: Batteries last longer in cooler environments so do your best to keep your battery cool by parking in a garage or a shaded spot.

To see how much life your battery has left, bring your vehicle into our Peabody, MA BMW service center for a battery check now.