A typical car battery lasts anywhere from three to six years depending on use, construction and routine maintenance performed. The battery should be tested annually, preferably in the fall before the temperature drops too much. The first sign of a failing battery is poor cold weather performance. If the battery struggles to start your vehicle on a cold morning, you should have your battery tested immediately. In many cases your battery may fail with little or no warning. The cold winter months are particularly tough on batteries.
Sullivan Tire has all the tools and training necessary to properly test your battery. Should you need a new one, we can typically install it in the same time it takes to change your oil.