Battery Information

What’s the Warranty on an Acura Battery?

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty that comes with every new Acura will cover batteries. The initial 12-volt battery in your automobile is protected by this fundamental guarantee for the first four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Within this timeframe, you have the option to replace a defective or damaged battery for no cost. Keep in mind that Electric and Hybrid Acuras have a very different warranty called the High Voltage Battery Capacity Limited Warranty. These types of batteries lose capacity with time, thus they aren't covered by warranties unless extraordinary degradation happens. For the first eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, your dealership will cover unexpected capacity loss.

How Can You Extend the Lifespan of a Car battery?

If you schedule a service appointment for routine battery maintenance and keep up with it, you can easily extend your battery’s lifespan. You should also keep the following tips in mind:

  • Avoid making frequent short drives. Frequent short-distance travels will prevent the battery from adequately recharging because your battery charges as you travel.
  • Don’t leave your car parked for too long of a time. The battery may lose charge if your car is left parked or idle for a long time, like more than a week.
  • Make sure all lights are turned off. Make sure all lights are turned off before going inside because there is a chance you can drain your battery.
  • Clean the battery terminals. By using a toothbrush dipped in a solution of water and baking soda, you can scrub off the grime and corrosive buildup near your battery terminals.
  • Try to avoid extreme heat. High heat can affect your battery much more negatively than extreme cold does.

What are Some Signs of needing a Battery Replacement?

You won’t always need to fully replace your battery, sometimes a jump-start is all that’s needed. However, there are some signs of a dying battery that should be kept in mind, including:

  • The battery light is on
  • The lights and horn have no power
  • The engine cranks but refuses to start
  • A swollen battery case and battery leakage

What are the 3 Main Functions of a Battery?

Batteries have three main functions, which are:

  • To provide additional support whenever the charging system can’t maintain electrical demand
  • To be a voltage regulator for the charging system
  • To provide electrical power to assist with the engine starting
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