How to Install a Car Battery
Vehicles on the market today offer the widest variety of engines to choose from than in any other era, as advancements in technology have created many new options and innovations. The car battery, which supplies the electricity needed to turn the engine over and start the car, was first used in 1918 by The Hudson Motor Car Company. More sophisticated electrical systems, the kind that featured advanced electrical components, required a larger, more robust, and reliable battery power in the decades that followed. In the ’70s, the car battery started changing - from a positive ground 6-volt battery to a more substantial, encased, and negatively ground 12-volt option.
Generally speaking, batteries are made to last between 3 to 5 years. Battery life varies depending on factors such as your individual driving habits, weather conditions, and human error. There is a high likelihood of experiencing a battery issue at some point during the life of your vehicle, so it is helpful to educate yourself about your particular car battery. Prepping yourself in regards to your battery needs is a simple initiative to undertake when it comes to avoiding future issues. There’s nothing worse than being stranded and possibly alone relying on a stranger’s kindness when your battery decides to go out at the most inopportune time.