Your MINI’s battery is a fundamental part of the electrical system, yet it is often taken for granted and overlooked. It isn’t until you hop into your MINI one morning that you realize your car is not starting because of the battery. At New Concept Auto Service, we’ve seen way too many drivers be careless with their vehicle batteries.
How Long Do Car Batteries Last?
On average, the car battery in your MINI will last 4-6 years, depending on the quality of the battery and how well you’ve taken care of it. The battery’s lifespan also has to deal with the extremities of the temperature in your area. Frequent exposure to intense heat and cold can cause the battery to die sooner.
How to Tell If It is Time for a Battery Replacement
The most effective approach you can take to ensure your MINI stays reliable is to have its battery tested seasonally. When you bring it to New Concept Auto Service, our European vehicle experts will test it with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. We’ll also check to see if the battery’s cables are tucked and tightened and inspect for signs of corrosion on the terminals. A complete inspection of your MINI’s vehicle battery will give us a clearer picture of the true condition of your battery inside and out. For instance, excess corrosion and a swollen battery case are signs that indicate your battery needs a replacement ASAP.
If you do not have your battery inspected and tested regularly, you may experience a surprise of issues along the way. For example, you might wake up one morning to your engine not being able to turn over at all. It is an inconvenience that no one wants to deal with. Sometimes, using jumper cables can temporarily get your engine going. But, you don’t know for sure if your MINI’s battery is dying until you’ve taken a look at it and tested it.
If you are dealing with starting troubles with your car, please let the expert team at New Concept Auto Service check out your battery to see if it is due for a battery replacement. In other cases, it may not be the battery at all. It can be anything from the alternator to worn spark plugs. Let us troubleshoot your issue, so you can get back to dependable and safer driving. Please give us a call or visit our auto repair shop soon!