How long does a car battery last?
On average, a car battery can last from 3 to 5 years, however it can completely depend on how well it has been maintained, the motorists driving style and the pressures that its under from the engine.
How long does it take to charge a car battery?
You are probably wondering how long it takes for car batteries to charge, it can differ depending on the batteries amps and charger that you’re using.
To work out how long it’ll take you need to divide the battery’s rating by the charging rate.
High speed charging is usually 6-10amps, whereas low speed charging is typically 2-3amps which is usually for a gradual overnight charge.
Before you begin to charge the battery, ensure that you clean the posts and check its electrolyte level as you may need to top them up. This will extend the batteries life and will reduce any risks of excessive gassing and bubbling.
We recommend that you opt for a slower charge to prevent the risk of the battery plates becoming buckled.
How do you charge a car battery?
Follow our step to step guide so you can charge your car battery.
You should never charge leaking or damaged car batteries.
To prevent any shocks arising, disconnect the negative lead first then reconnect it last.
Undo the clamps that connect the battery to the terminals by loosening its bolt on the side.