Tips for Buying a Used Car Battery

February 7th, 2017 by

As a used car owner, you know the importance of keeping up with your regular maintenance and service, which is likely why you’ve asked yourself the question: “How do I choose a used car battery?” This question, and many others, are answered below, along with tips for buying a used car battery.

When you’re ready to get informed about used car batteries, keep reading. Then start shopping for your next car battery with the parts and service team at Braman Honda of Palm Beach.

How Do I Choose a Used Car Battery?

Like many things automotive, your vehicle’s age has very little bearing on how you should take care of your automobile. That’s why much of the advice we offer on this page is for buying a car battery for new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicles. Because, at the end of the day, a car battery is a car battery.

There are a few things you’ll want to think about when you choose a battery for your used vehicle. These include:

  • Brand and reputation of battery manufacturer
  • Warranty and guarantee that comes with the battery
  • Vehicle manufacturer recommended battery type

All these are important to consider and can be a bit dizzying. You might consider discussing the right battery type with a member of the service team at your local dealership, since they’ll likely have an opinion on the longevity of specific brands and models.

Tips for Buying a Used Car Battery

When it comes to buying a used car battery, there are only a few tips we can offer. While they may all seem like common-sense tips, we’ve heard some crazy stories about people making some unrecommended choices when it comes time to buy.

Here are our top tips for buying a battery for your used car:

  • NEVER buy a used battery. You’ll have no idea how the vehicle was used or how long the battery will last, and it won’t come with a manufacturer warranty. It could fail and you’d have no protection.
  • ALWAYS have the battery professionally installed. The process is easy enough to do yourself, but if you don’t know what you’re looking for in terms of corrosion or connectivity, you could miss something important.
  • ALWAYS pay attention to the signs of a dying battery, including the vehicle failing to start, dimming lights, malfunctioning electrical accessories, or the vehicle turning over much longer upon ignition than usual.

Where to Shop for a Car Battery

When you’re ready to start shopping for a car battery for your used vehicle, consider shopping with the service team at your local Honda dealership near Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Greenacres. Our team of professionals will be happy to help find the perfect fit of a used car battery for your vehicle. And we’ll install it for you and make sure the system looks good to go before we let you get back on the road.

Ready to get started? Shop for a used car battery at Braman Honda of Palm Beach today!