It’s important for Spokane car owners to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Washington weather. Most Spokane car owners think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold Audi engine.
However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. Keeping a full charge slows the process, which is hard with short Spokane trips because the alternator doesn’t have time to fully recharge the battery from starting the engine. Spokane drivers can top off the charge with a computer controlled battery charger – say, once a month in the Washington summer and every three months during the winter.
As far as how long a battery will last, statistics show that 70% have given up the ghost within four years. By that time, they aren’t capable of taking a full charge like they used to, and your Audi alternator has to work overtime to keep up. This causes your alternator to wear out early.
If you’re pushing 4 to 5 years on your battery, see your friendly C&H Foreign Auto Repair service specialist for a battery test to see if it’s recommended to replace it. Not only can you avoid getting stranded with a dead battery, but you’ll save unnecessary wear and tear on your Audi alternator.
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C&H Foreign Auto Repair
620 E. North Foothills Drive
Spokane, Washington 99207