How Long Should a Car Battery Last?

Schedule Car Battery Replacement
Service Area

$179.99 - $275.98

Price range for all vehicles
Average rating from 5,013 customers who received a Battery Replacement.

The life of your car battery depends on how long it can hold its charge, and be recharged. Once it can’t be recharged, it’s dead. There are a number of factors that can affect your car battery, including humidity, temperature, and other environmental factors.

Let’s assume perfect conditions. No high temperatures, no excessive humidity, no nothing else. Under these conditions, you can probably expect your car battery life to be about six years. If you want to average it out, though, you can expect your auto battery life to be somewhere between two and five years. If you live in the northern United States, your car battery lifespan will be longer, because you’re in a cold climate. Warm climates tend to increase damage due to sulfation and water loss.

Of course, proper car battery care can greatly enhance your car battery lifespan, and the best way to make sure that your car battery lasts a long time is to make sure that it’s always fully charged. That means that you should try not to leave your lights on, or leave accessories plugged in that could reduce your auto battery life. Also, make sure that your mechanic checks your battery when you go in for your routine vehicle maintenance.

Your battery life, then, is going to depend on where you live and how well you take care of the battery. But properly cared for, you should get a number of years (usually five or six) out of your battery assuming that you own a gasoline powered or diesel fueled vehicle. If you own a hybrid, or an electric car, you can expect to get an amazing 8 years of auto battery life before you have to think about replacing it. When it gets to that point, contact a professional mechanic to replace the old battery and have your car start up quickly.


Next Step

Schedule Car Battery Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Car Battery Replacement. Yourmechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7 days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 10k cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Car Battery Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,013

Rating Summary
4,816
114
31
16
36
4,816
114
31
16
36

Omar

10 years of experience
274 reviews
Omar
10 years of experience
Lexus ES330 - Battery - Boca Raton, Florida
I needed to help my 90-year-old mother with a new car battery, instead of her driving to a car repair, Omar came to her house with a new battery and properly installed it and was very kind and nice to my mom. I would highly recommend for any "at home" car repair needs.
Ford Mustang - Battery - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Omar identified the trouble quickly and offered a solution. My car was fixed and ready for the road in no time.

Peter

23 years of experience
227 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Chrysler Sebring - Battery - Los Angeles, California
He said we had the wrong battery and my feathers fell. Looked lie he couldn't do it. Then I found that Peter went to a local parts shop and got the correct battery. I only took him about 30 minutes. Randell

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Toyota Prius - Battery - Bellevue, Washington
Theodore was absolutely phenomenal! I booked him to fix our company vehicle but was out sick the day he was scheduled to come. He was extremely patient as I coordinated for someone to let him into the parking garage. He fixed the car well and with efficiency and his communication was very very helpful. I would give more than 5 stars if I could. Than you Theodore.

Daniel

11 years of experience
4 reviews
Daniel
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Battery - Riverside, California
5 stars all the way!! Knocked out the work quicker than expected and the price was cheaper than most shops.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE