DIY Maintenance

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Simple steps to maintaining and changing your car battery

Power outages are somewhat of a common thing around our neck of the woods. But since unscheduled automotive load shedding can only be the result of bad car maintenance, you’ll only have yourself to blame when you’re stuck on the road with the lights out.

Here’s how you can keep your car battery in the best shape and easy steps to replacing an old one:

How long do car batteries last?

A new battery can last up to 4 years when maintained under ideal conditions. Factors such as climate, driving frequency/distance and your charging system will be key to maximising your batte…