Ed Napleton Honda in Oak Lawn

5800 West 95th Street
Directions Oak Lawn, IL 60453

  • Sales: 888-725-8980
  • Service: (708) 430-0011
  • Parts: 888-229-9854

Car Batteries Are Included…But Occasionally Need Replacing

The battery inside your new Napleton Oak Lawn Honda is a vital piece of equipment that seemingly holds sway over every other part of your car. You see, if there is not enough amperage in the battery to start the engine, your car is as useful as a large paperweight.

These days, with everyone being connected, batteries are being stressed more than ever before. MP3 Players, GPS receivers, smartphones and tablets are all doing their part to shorten your Honda's battery life. Under the best conditions they are expected to work well for approximately four years. In warmer temperatures, expect even less than that.

There are several factors to remember when buying batteries:
•    Cold Cranking Amps: The ability to start the car at 0-degrees Fahrenheit, when the motor oil is at its thickest. The higher the CCA rating, the better the battery's starting power.
•    Age: Best when bought within six months of manufacture, most batteries will have a date code to tell you this information.
•    Group Size: Literally the footprint of the battery, along with placement of the battery terminals. Each type of battery size has a slightly different terminal placement. Care should be taken to make this an "apple to apple" equation.
•    Reserve Capacity: In the case of an alternator failure, the Reserve Capacity lets you know just how long your vehicle can run on battery power alone, without the help of the alternator.

Speaking of the alternator, Napleton Oak Lawn Honda has the equipment to check the health of your Honda's alternator. We recommend having it checked every time you change your oil.

Regardless of the type of Honda you drive, your Napleton Oak Lawn Honda service department offers Honda Express Service to quickly replace your battery and have you on your way.

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