What is the Lifespan of a Battery in a Volkswagen?
We have all experienced this scenario: we are heading out of the house or the office, eager to get to our destination, when we get into our Volkswagen and attempt to turn on the ignition, and our vehicle doesn’t start. It is then that we realize that our Volkswagen’s battery is dead – and it is usually at the most inconvenient time! In order to help you avoid this from happening to you again, we asked our service experts here at Speedcraft Volkswagen for some tips.
How Long Does a Car Battery in a Volkswagen Last?
On average your Volkswagen model’s battery can last about six years, though it can vary depending on your geographical climate. Rhode Island is known for getting extremely cold in the winter, and this can be hard on your Volkswagen and its battery. The way you drive and maintain your Volkswagen can also affect its lifespan.
What Can I Do to Get the Most Life Out of My Volkswagen Models Battery?
There are several things you can do (or not do) to help make your Volkswagen model’s battery last longer:
- Always make sure to turn off your headlights and interior lights (if you are using them) when you exit your vehicle. Most lights in modern vehicle will turn off automatically when you switch off the ignition, but it never hurts to double check and to actually turn off all switches.
- Do not rely on your Volkswagen as your primary phone charging station.
- When possible, try to keep your Volkswagen parked in a garage and away from the elements.
- Perform regular maintenance on your Volkswagen.
How Often Do I Need to Have My Volkswagen Model’s Battery Checked?
Once your battery reaches three years of age, we recommend having it checked by a Volkswagen service professional twice a year (ideally spring and fall).
If your Volkswagen is due to have its battery checked or replaced, please schedule a service appointment with us here at Speedcraft Volkswagen.