It comes as a surprise to some drivers that car batteries don't last forever. In fact, most car batteries only last for about five years. If your Honda's battery is more than five years old, you should bring it in to Sharp Honda periodically for a check-up. Without a healthy battery in your car, you may find that your car won't start when you least expect it. Here are some signs that you should have your battery inspected by our Honda-trained technicians.

Your Battery is Old
As we mentioned above, no battery lasts forever. A number of factors play a role in how long your battery will last, including the weather you drive in the type of driving you do. If you've driven your car for a while and don't know when your battery was last serviced, it's a good idea to make an appointment with Sharp Honda soon so we can make sure it's in good working order before your stranded with a car that won't start.

It Takes Longer to Start Your Car
You may notice a slow engine crank, meaning it takes your car longer to start up than it did before. This is often an early sign that your battery needs to be checked out. If you've been noticing a slow engine crank, schedule service with Sharp Honda to get it checked out.

You've had to Jump Your Car
This is a sign that your battery may be in real trouble!  If your car has needed a jump start more than once lately, you most likely need a new battery. Don't put it off. The Honda-trained technicians at Sharp Honda can get a new battery in your Honda so you won't have to worry about not being able to start your car when you have places to be.

Your Check Engine Light is Illuminated
This could be a sign of trouble with your battery. The only way to know is to bring it into our dealership in Topeka to be inspected. If the issue isn't your battery, our technicians will figure out what's going on and get your car back in the best shape possible. Protecting your investment in your Honda is important to us.

If you think it's time for a battery inspection, give us a call 785-231-1777, and we'll take a look. Check out our service specials before you come to see if we can help you save on other routine service. We also realize that you may want to perform your own maintenance. If that's the case, let us help you find the quality parts you need to get the job done right. At Sharp Honda, we're committed to keeping your Honda on the road for years to come.


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