How Often to Replace Car Battery?

Auto Mechanic Replacing Car Battery

Do you want to know how often to replace a car battery? Car manufacturers usually recommend replacing the battery in your Honda approximately every four to five years. Still, some things may cause your car battery to deteriorate faster. How will you know if your car battery needs to be replaced? Keep reading, and you’ll learn the signs and that things like the age of the battery and driving conditions can impact battery life. Learn more about car battery care here and contact us at Honda of Kirkland if you want to schedule a service appointment.



How to Know If Your Car Battery Needs to Be Replaced

If while you’re driving around Redmond, you notice any of these warning signs, it could be time to replace the battery in your Honda:

  • The frequent need to jump-start your car
  • Irregular power fluctuations
  • Dim headlights
  • It taking longer to start your vehicle when you turn the key or push the button

What Makes Car Batteries Deteriorate?

Many factors can make a car battery deteriorate faster and lose its ability to remain charged on Woodinville roads. For example:

  • Road vibrations: Rough road, or going off-road around Seattle, can loosen your battery clamps or cause internal battery parts to wear out more quickly. 
  • Time: Just as it is with many things, time, regular usage, and typical wear and tear can cause your vehicle battery to wear out.
  • Extreme Weather: Severe weather can be harsh on your auto battery. During hot weather, liquids in your car battery might evaporate faster; and during cold weather, your car battery can lose its charge altogether. 
  • Frequent Jump Starts: Frequently jump-starting your Toyota car battery will lessen its lifespan, so remember always to turn your headlights off when they’re not needed to conserve battery power.

If you aren’t sure of your vehicle’s battery’s expected lifespan or need a quote for a new car battery, contact our service center team at Honda of Kirkland. 

How to Test a Car Battery

Do you know how to test a car battery to see if it needs to be replaced? It requires a specialized tool that you can order from our parts center, or, when you bring your car to Honda of Kirkland for maintenance, our service center can test your car battery for you. If you want it tested during the time between your regular maintenance appointments, simply schedule an appointment online or over the phone.

Honda of Kirkland is Your Best Honda Resource! 

Now that you are aware of how often to replace a car battery, if you need a new battery for your Honda, bring your vehicle to Honda of Kirkland. You can also order genuine Honda OEM parts and accessories through our parts center at Honda of Kirkland or online. Remember Honda of Kirkland is always willing to answer your questions. Contact us today and let us know how we can help.


Our Service Specials

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

$10 Off

Your vehicle’s cabin air filter helps remove allergens, particulates, and odors from the interior of your vehicle, keeping things nice and fresh. The cabin air filter also helps keep your interior clean, by removing dust from the air. Like all filters, your Honda’s cabin air filter will become clogged over time. As the filter becomes clogged, it will work less efficiently…you’ll get less airflow, more dust, more odors, etc.

If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or a great sense of smell, you NEED to replace your Honda’s Cabin Air Filter on a regular basis. And an OEM replacement is best, as Honda specifies the amount of filtration for each specific system. Some after-market filters are too light, meaning they won’t filter enough air. Other filters are too heavy, which will strain your vehicle’s HVAC system.

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

"B" Service Special

$10 Off

“B” Service Special:
oil and filter change, inspect front/rear brakes, check parking brake adjustment, inspect driveshaft boots, tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, gearbox parts, suspension components, brake hoses and lines, all fluid levels, exhaust system and fuel lines.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

"A" Service Special - Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection

$5 Off

“A” Service Special – Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection
In addition to providing top-quality Honda Genuine oil and a Honda Genuine oil filter, we’ll perform a free multi-point inspection. Competitive prices, Honda-trained technicians and Honda Genuine Parts. Why take your Honda anywhere else? Includes replacing engine oil per specifications, assessing and adjusting fluid levels and complimentary multi-point inspection.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

Brake Pad Replacement

$35 Off

Front or Rear Brake Pad Replacement w/ Rotor Resurfacing

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Includes brake pad replacement and rotor resurfacing. Discount does not apply if customer elects to defer resurfacing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

Brake Fluid Exchange

$10 Off

Honda recommends brake fluid replacement every 3 years. Brake fluid loses its ability over time to absorb moisture from the brake lines. This can result in loss of brake pedal pressure due to a lower boiling point and corrosion.

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

Discount on Vehicle Service

$15.00 OFF

Save on vehicle service (including parts and labor)
$5.00 – Discount on service from $49.99-$99.99
$10.00 – Discount on service from $100.00-$149.99
$15.00 – Discount on service from $150.00 or more

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Coupon not valid for tire purchase or vehicle alignment. Not Valid for Diagnostic Fees.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

Tire Inspection and Alignment

$125.00+tax

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by year and model of the vehicle. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

Battery Replacement

$15 Off

Have a Honda Genuine battery installed today and drive confidently! Includes our 100-month limited warranty.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by year and model of the vehicle. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2024

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