How Much Does a Car Replacement Battery Cost?

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Are you in need of car battery replacement service? If so, you may be wondering: “How much does a car replacement battery cost?” Peoria-area drivers can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $200 for a car replacement battery, but the exact price depends on your make and model. Luckily, the Mike Murphy Ford parts center carries a number of premium Ford battery options, all of which are manufactured specifically for your Ford Escape and Ford Fusion. Learn about car batteries with this guide from Mike Murphy Ford, and then schedule service with us if you determine that it’s time to replace your car battery.

When to Replace a Car Battery

Unsure when to replace a car battery? There are a number of factors that contribute to how often you will need to replace your car battery. Climate, location, and personal driving habits especially influence battery life. Pay attention to these warning signs, as they may indicate that it’s time for a new battery:

  • Slow cranking or sluggish start
  • Low battery fluid levels
  • Fluid leaking from the battery
  • Swollen or bloated battery case
  • Ignited “Check Battery” light

If you find yourself in a situation where your car won’t start on the East Peoria roads, remember that you can contact Ford Roadside Assistance for a quick, convenient jump start. However, if you notice that you often need to jump start your vehicle, then it’s likely that it’s time for a battery replacement.

How Often to Replace a Car Battery

Curious as to whether there’s a schedule of how often to replace a car battery? On average, cars last about four years. Again, the longevity of your car battery depends on the previously mentioned factors, as well as your specific make and model. We always recommend consulting your owner’s manual for details.

How to Lengthen Your Car Battery’s Life

Looking for some tips to keep your car battery running longer? Replacement batteries are relatively inexpensive, but we understand that you want to get the most out of your investment. Extend battery life by doing the following:

  • Limit the number of short trips you take in the Pekin area.
  • Ensure that the battery is tightly fastened and secure in its case.
  • Don’t leave headlights or interior lights on when the engine is off.
  • Clear away any corrosion that builds up outside of the battery.
  • Check battery voltage on a monthly basis (should be around 12.7 volts or above).
  • Drive your vehicle. Don’t let it sit undriven for extended periods of time.

Let Us Take Care of All Your Ford Service Needs

Maintain the health of your battery by bringing your car to the service center at Mike Murphy Ford on a regular basis to have our certified technicians conduct a thorough inspection. We provide car battery replacement service, as well as a number of other maintenance services meant to keep your Ford running at peak performance levels. Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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