Just like you can count on our Florida Lexus dealership to maintain a full inventory of the latest Lexus models, you can count on us for automotive advice. Being Lexus dealers near St. Augustine, FL, we have the privilege of answering questions from area drivers every day.

A lot of people ask us how often they should expect to replace the battery in their automobile. In general, today’s car batteries typically last four years or so. While that’s true, the lifespan of a battery is influenced by a variety of factors, such as the climate and the battery’s quality. Batteries tend to last longer in cooler areas. While you can’t do much to avoid the heat in Florida, you can park in a garage or a shady spot on the street.

When it comes to car batteries, the adage “you get what you pay for” rings true. If you settle for a low-quality battery, the odds are good it will die faster than a high-quality battery would have under similar circumstances.

How you care for your battery will also impact its lifespan. If you want to get the most out of your battery, let the factory-trained experts in our Jacksonville, FL Lexus service center tend to your battery. We’ll make sure your battery is secure, which will prevent it from vibrating and experiencing life-threatening damage as a result. Our technicians will also ensure your battery’s terminals are free of corrosion and your battery doesn’t have any bulges or leaks.

We’ll test your battery as well. You can only tell how much life your battery has left by testing it. When you let us test your battery, you’ll be better prepared to predict when you may need to invest in a new one.

To learn more about what we can do to care for your battery, contact Lexus of Jacksonville now.