Honda Battery FAQs
The battery in your Honda vehicle is one of its most essential components. Without a functional battery, your Honda can’t provide peak performance as you’re traveling around the areas of Wellington, Boynton Beach, Greenacres, and Lake Worth.
On this page, you’ll find more information about the battery in your Honda, including how long it should last, how to diagnose battery problems, and more. Drivers in the Wellington, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth areas should read ahead to learn more!
How Long Should a Car Battery Last?
A car battery should last anywhere between three and six years. There are a variety of factors that can affect how long your battery lasts, such as the Honda model that you drive, what kind of climate you drive in, and how well you keep up with routine maintenance.
Why is My Car Battery Light On?
If there is a problem going on with your battery, your car battery warning light will illuminate on your dashboard. There are a number of reasons that can cause this dashboard warning light to turn on, including:
- Corrosion on the battery itself
- Defective alternator
- Battery and engine overheating
- Loose battery cables
Any of these problems can cause the warning light to trigger. If you see this light, it’s best to have your vehicle looked at by a professional.
How Do You Jump a Car Battery?
There may come a time where you need to jump your car battery. Thankfully, this is not a difficult task if you follow these simple and easy instructions:
- Locate someone with a working vehicle.
- Find the positive (“+”) and negative (“-“) ends of both batteries and your red and black jumper cables.
- Connect the red clip to the positive terminal of the dead battery and the other red clip to the positive terminal of the working battery.
- Connect the black clip to the negative terminal of the working battery and the other black clip to an unpainted metal surface of your vehicle.
- Have the other driver start the working vehicle and let the engine run for several minutes.
- Try to start your vehicle.
After you’ve jumped your vehicle, immediately drive to the nearest service center to have a professional determine why the battery died in the first place. If jumping your Honda car battery is unsuccessful, you’ll need to contact a towing service to have your Honda vehicle picked up and moved to a service center where it can be assessed.
Need to Have Your Honda Battery Serviced?
We at Braman Honda of Palm Beach are proud to provide helpful resources like this one. After reading through our guide, we hope you’re feeling confident about maintaining and diagnosing problems with the battery in your Honda vehicle.
If you’re experiencing a problem with your Honda battery, we can help at our full-service maintenance center. Drivers in the Wellington, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth areas should give us a call today to schedule a service appointment!