Today’s cars are virtually computers on wheels. Battery is the heart of the vehicle and supplies electricity to the complex computer and controllers. Keeping your battery in top shape and prolonging its life will help ensure it provides the zap to power your Hyundai’s zip. Here are steps you can take to maximize your battery’s health.
1. Don’t overtax your battery
Avoid using power while the engine is off to ensure your battery maintains a full charge. Many after-market plug-in devices may continually tax your battery even when your car is not running.
2. Drive smarter
The vehicle charging system is maximized when the vehicle is decelerating and coasting. Leave room between you and the car you are following in city driving. Avoid abrupt stopping and accelerating. You may even save some gas too.
3. Regular maintenance
Battery performance can be impacted by corrosion, loose connections, dirt, grease buildup on the battery, and more. Many of these conditions can be prevented by routine battery inspections and maintenance. Early detection of potential issues saves you time and money.
There’s plenty to consider for keeping your battery in top shape, and we’re here to help. It is important to keep in mind that batteries come in different types, capacities and sizes. Although the battery’s external appearances are similar, the internal construction and characteristics of the batteries are different. It is important to have the right battery in your vehicle. Get your battery inspected by trained Hyundai technicians and identify any potential issues early!
The next time you’re at your local Hyundai dealer, ask for a complimentary multipoint inspection, which includes a battery test. You’ll get peace of mind with an accurate report of your battery health and will help keep your Hyundai performing at its best.