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It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. We’ve hopped in our cars to go somewhere on a cold winter morning only to find that our car won’t start.

Our battery has died. And that’s unfortunate because occasional battery checks can usually prevent this type of thing from happening.


At Victory Lube, we offer battery inspection and replacement. Don’t wait until you get stranded; make an appointment to have your battery checked today.

Possible reasons for battery failure

Even if your car battery is still technically good, it is still possible for you to wake up to a battery that has run out of juice. Common causes for battery failure include:

  • Leaving your lights on
  • A loose alternator belt
  • Excessive vibration
  • Corrosion
  • Freezing

If you are able to jumpstart your car after your battery has died and it is fine afterward, one of the above may have been responsible. If, however, you jumpstart your car and the battery dies again within a short time period, your battery likely needs to be replaced.

Frequently Asked Questions

At minimum, you should replace your car battery every five years. You may also need to replace it if you are experiencing any of the following problems:

  • It is difficult or slow to start your engine.
  • There is a clicking or buzzing sound when you turn the ignition.
  • The eye (if there is one) is dark or clear.

Typically, car batteries last between three and five years. If you push your battery beyond five years, there is a chance that it will fail without warning. For this reason, most manufacturers recommend replacing a battery after five years.