If you spend most of your time driving on the roads near Chandler or Mesa, the desert heat is sure to take a toll on your Honda car battery. As a preferred local source for Honda battery service and replacement in the Gilbert area, Tempe Honda wants you to know that you are protected.
Whether you’re driving a new vehicle or you’ve recently replaced this crucial piece of equipment, your Honda battery warranty offers excellent coverage:
- Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers your Honda Battery for the same amount of time that it covers the rest of your Honda vehicle: for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
- If your battery expires, purchasing a genuine replacement will earn you the Honda 100-Month Battery Warranty. That’s almost 8 years of covered battery service and replacement, although the amount of coverage will vary depending on when your product expires.
Why Choose Tempe Honda for Honda Battery Service and Replacement?
Is your Honda Civic battery dead? No matter what kind of model you drive, the average Honda car battery will power your vehicle for two to five years, depending on environmental conditions and maintenance. However, since extreme weather conditions–including dry heat–can significantly reduce your Honda Pilot, Honda Civic, or Honda CR-V battery life, it pays to be prepared.
That’s why it’s so important to choose a certified service center for your Honda battery service and replacement! We carry out all repairs with genuine Honda parts, and that means you’ll receive 100 months of protection with every Honda Battery replacement at Tempe Honda. This protection guarantees:
- 36 months of no Honda battery replacement costs
- During the first three years of coverage, the new Honda battery, as well as our labor and installation costs, are all completely covered.
- 64 months of reduced Honda battery replacement costs
- If your battery expires any time after the first three years, you’ll receive a voucher with credit to cover the replacement. The value will be based on when your battery expires, and on the current costs of these genuine parts.
You could spend all day searching for “Honda battery replacement near me,” but if you end up with one of the other guys, you could end up performing the whole process over again–with no discounts–in just a few years’ time.
How Can I Extend My Honda Battery Life?
Although weather and climate can have a major impact on your car battery, driver behavior can still make a big difference in determining how long this crucial component lasts. Here, we’ve listed just the most important things you can do to maximize your Honda Battery life:
- Make sure all your lights are off.
- Leaving your cabin lights or headlights on can drain your battery quickly. Keeping these lights on while you idle tends to reduce the life of your battery, and leaving them on overnight almost guarantees that you’ll need a jump start in the morning. You should also unplug all USB devices and adaptors before you exit the car.
- Avoid frequent jump-starts.
- Most drivers know that you can jump-start a car battery if it runs out of juice. However, you should know that each required jump reduces the total life in your battery.
- Minimize the number of short drives.
- Each time you start the car, you drain power from the battery. If you don’t go very far after you’ve got the engine running, the alternator won’t be able to recharge it to full strength! So, the driver who takes many short drives will need to replace their batteries more frequently.
- Park your car in the shade, and drive regularly.
- We’ve already mentioned that hot weather can drain your battery, but over time, keeping your car in the sun will have the same effect as a few bad heat spikes. This is doubly important if you don’t drive that often, because you need the alternator to recharge the battery.
When Should I Schedule Honda Battery Service?
In-vehicle service, half the battle consists of knowing what problem you’re dealing with! Thankfully, there are several telltale signs that you’re due for Honda battery service or replacement. It’s time to schedule service if:
- Your engine has trouble turning over
- Your horn and/or headlights aren’t working properly
- You notice (dark, translucent) battery acid beneath your vehicle
- Your Honda Battery Warning Light is lit up on your dashboard
- You’ve needed several jump starts recently
We want to point out that if you’re experiencing electrical issues, the problem isn’t always your Honda battery. Here are a few ways to tell if your alternator, or some other component, is giving you trouble:
- If your vehicle has a rough, loud idle, you may be dealing with a bad spark plug, not a dying battery. However, since bad spark plugs can drain the battery, you may need to replace both parts.
- Keep an eye on your interior lights. If they start out bright, but dim as you drive, it may be that your alternator isn’t working properly.
- If your car starts fine, but your headlights change in intensity, growing brighter when you accelerate, the alternator may be the cause.
- If you’ve jump-started your car, but it dies again after you disconnect the jumper cables, a dying alternator is almost certainly to blame.
Before you come in to secure your Honda battery service, check out our parts and service videos and make sure you know what you’re up against.
Take Care of Your Battery with Tempe Honda
The next time your Honda Odyssey or Honda Civic battery is dead, we hope you’ll think of the Tempe Honda service center near Gilbert. You can even find other helpful features like how to enter your Honda Civic radio code, how to check your transmission fluid, or how to sanitize your Honda. We truly value your time, and we offer Express Service to get you in and out in around an hour. And be sure to learn how you can save with our service specials and rotating selection of Honda parts specials, so you can get the equipment you need for far less than you’d pay elsewhere.