Volkswagen Battery Replacement

Car Battery

Your car battery is essential to getting your engine started and keeping it running for a short time before your vehicle’s alternator takes over. Then, the battery recharges until it’s time to be used again. We use only the highest-quality Genuine VW Batteries in our Volkswagen vehicles, guaranteed to keep your engine running smoothly. However, all batteries eventually reach the end of their life cycle and need to be replaced. If you’re wondering how often you should replace your car battery, Barnes Crossing Volkswagen has assembled a handy guide below. Check it out, then feel free to browse our service offers to see how you can save on your next battery replacement!

How Often To Replace Car Battery

For a Volkswagen car or SUV, experts generally agree that the car battery will last around four to six years on average. Your Volkswagen battery will usually last longer if you stay on top of regular maintenance and service inspections for your Volkswagen. However, there are a few factors to be aware of that can accelerate your VW battery’s deterioration:

  • Extreme heat and humidity: If you live in an area with intensely hot and humid summers, you may find that your Volkswagen battery only lasts for two or three years.
  • Extreme cold: On the other end of the spectrum, long-lasting cold weather can cause your Volkswagen’s engine oil to thicken, which puts more strain on the battery to start the engine and wears it out quicker.
  • Towing and heavy cargo: Using your Volkswagen to tow or carry lots of heavy cargo – like campers, trailers, boats, or construction equipment – can wear out the battery more quickly.
  • Corrosion on the terminals: Be sure to regularly check for corrosion deposits on your battery terminals. Corrosion can prevent your VW car battery from adequately recharging, which will greatly shorten its lifespan.

There are a few common signs that your VW battery needs to be replaced:

  • Dimmer headlights than usual
  • Slow ignition, or a need to press down on the gas pedal to get the engine running
  • A clicking noise as you try to start your ignition
  • Needing to rev your engine to get it running

Volkswagen Battery Service and More at Barnes Crossing Volkswagen

Battery replacement is an intricate and difficult procedure, requiring specialized equipment and a knowledge of your Volkswagen’s specific battery size and type. That’s why it’s best to leave it to the experts at Barnes Crossing Volkswagen’s service center near West Point. If you find that your VW battery needs replacing, about the Volkswagen warranty coverage, or your car needs any other kind of maintenance, you can schedule a service appointment right from our website!

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