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How long does a car battery last

How long does a car battery last? The average life of a car battery Car batteries last about 3 to 4 years. That’s less than in the past when car batteries lasted 4-5 years. In fact, battery manufacturers tell us that only 30% of batteries sold reach the 48-month mark. 80% of early battery failures are due to battery plate sulfation caused by short drives and long periods of non-use. Heat is the #1 killer of car batteries Late-model cars and trucks have a packed engine bay. Plus, many engines … Read More


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