Your car battery is one of the most important parts of the car, responsible for providing electrical energy to multiple systems throughout the vehicle.
Car batteries store chemical energy, converting it on demand into electrical energy. This process occurs through an electrochemical reaction involving the transfer of electrons.
Your car most likely has a lead-acid battery, which is optimized for high power and reliability and remains inexpensive. Their downsides include having low specific energy, performing poorly in the cold, and having relatively short life spans. On average, a battery will last 3 to 5 years, depending on driving habits and exposure to extreme weather.
Driving with a failing battery can cause harm to not only the battery itself, but other connected systems including the charging system, starter solenoid and starter motor.
It is best practice to check your battery’s health with the Engie app, certainly if you’ve had it for 3 years or longer.
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