Your car battery is an important part of your vehicle. It supplies the power needed to start your engine and get the components of your car working. It serves as the source of power for the electronics and technology you use on a regular basis as well.

Over time, your car battery will need to be replaced. What are the signs that your battery needs to be replaced? What should you know about when replacing a car battery? Here at LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills, we are helping drivers in Detroit, West Bloomfield, and Northville, MI, get answers to those questions. Learn more about replacing car batteries in this article.

How Often Does a Battery Need to Be Replaced?

A car battery can typically last three to five years. There are a few factors that can determine how often your battery needs to be replaced.

For example, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, the amount of driving you do, the quality of the battery, and the maintenance of your battery can make the lifespan vary. You can also influence the life of your car battery by how much you use in-car power, such as to charge a device or use an entertainment center.

Signs You Need a New Car Battery

Now that you know when you should be considering a battery replacement, how can you be sure you need a new battery? There are a few signs to consider.

One of the most obvious signs you need a new battery is when the car doesn't turn over. You put the key in the ignition and turn it, but the vehicle does not start. This can be related directly to the battery and indicate that a replacement may be needed.

You may also see a battery indicator light or check engine light appear, which can also signal that a battery replacement is needed. You may also experience other electrical problems. If you are not sure if this is related to the battery, you can have the battery tested by an expert and determine if a replacement is needed.

Maintain Your Battery

One of the things that can affect the performance of your battery is corrosion. This can build up with time and use, but there are ways you can maintain your battery and keep it in good shape.

Using anti-corrosion spray can help maintain your battery or you can have the terminals cleaned during a routine visit to our service center. Having a battery that is well maintained can help it last longer and work better for you.

Replace Your Car Battery with Us

Now that you know more about replacing car batteries and what to look for, you can bring your vehicle to our service center when the time comes. You can get your battery replaced or tested at LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills.

Schedule your service with us and work with our expert team. It is why drivers in Detroit, West Bloomfield, and Northville, Michigan, choose our dealership for all their service needs. Visit us today and let our experts help you.

Make an Inquiry

* Indicates a required field


LaFontaine Volvo Cars Farmington Hills

24730 Haggerty Rd
Directions Farmington Hills, MI 48335

  • Sales: 248-876-0473
  • Service: 248-876-0935
  • Parts: 248-876-0383


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed