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That depends on the battery and the use of it. If it is used in an extreme climate condition, like North Dakota, or Miami, it will not last as lng as in a moderate climate like St. Louis. If if is used for a lot of short trips where it is constantly being started and shut off, it will not last as long as highway driving where the vehicle is started once and run for miles. The battery itself whether it is a 24 month, 36 month, 80 month, etc makes a big difference as well.


Most batteries with a 5 year estimated life need to be replaced in 4 years.


I have a mobile car battery service in Miami. I do a lot of batteries a year. Most batteries last 3 years. Top of the line can last a bit more. There are ways to make them last more. Read my article to find out how.


Pedro Talavera. Certified Mobile Tech of Miami.

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How long is the battery life for car?

3 to 5 years is about average

How long should a car battery last Toyota Camry 2006?

Average life is from 3-5 years. If you run the battery down you shorten it's life.

What is the average lifetime of a battery for a Dodge?

Car battery life is determined by the model of the battery, not the car or truck in which it operates.

How long do most car batteries last?

The average car battery last around three years. The battery life may shorten, if the car is in extreme heat or cold, lights are left on often, and if the car is enchanced for racing.

How long will your car battery last?

I recently had a car battery replaced. They last for maybe 5 to 6 years or so but always remember to never run aircondisioning without starting your engine (if you run the aircondisioning on the battery it reduces its life) In addition, running the battery down will shorten it's life.

Will installing a DVD player in my car take away from my cars battery lifetime?

It will drain the battery in the short term,but in the long term battery life really isn't effected.

What is the battery life expectancy in used hybrid cars?

The battery should last as long as the lifetime of the car according to 2 Hybrid car manufactures, but with the cars not being around for very long, nobody really knows the answer to this question.

Temperature Effects on Hybrid Car Battery Life?

The average life expectancy on a hybrid car battery is approximately eight years. Temperature plays a role in how long the battery will last. Extreme high or low temperature will reduce the efficiency and the ability for the battery to hold charges. Extreme temperatures generally result in the Battery Condition Monitor module (BCM) is disabled in order to protect the battery. This can result in lower efficiency and lower life span of the battery.

Car battery life do not drive much?

The average car battery life is 5 years. If a person does not drive their car much, the battery could actually last even longer. Some people claim to have batteries over 7 years old in their car, and the battery test excellent.

How long does a car battery last if the car is seldom used?

As long as the battery is kept charged then it should last 3-5 years.

How long does car battery stay charged if not driven?

how long do batterys work for a car?

How can one determine the life of one's car battery?

Car battery life varies depending on quality, but is normally specified by the manufacturer on the battery itself at the time of purchase. Some cars also indicate the battery level on the dashboard.

Is putting a truck battery in a car damaging?

Truck Battery versus Car BatteryThere is no difference in a truck battery or a car battery unless you are talking about a semi. As long as the battery fits, it the same voltage, and has sufficient CCA (cold cranking amps) it will work in a truck or car.

What is the life expectancy of a rechargeable car battery?

A standard lead acid car battery lasts three to seven years.

What does a trickle charger do to a battery?

A trickle charger is a car battery charger that is designed to be left on a car for very long periods of time to re-charge that car battery by slowly adding charge to the battery.

What to do if my car battery not getting completely charged?

you should go to a car shop and get your battery checked and ask how long should u charge your battery.. or if you should get a new battery

Will a 5 year old car battery need replacing?

Definitely, the life span of the best car battery is about 5 years.

What is the lifetime of a car battery?

I am still using the same car battery for 8 years 4 months and it is fine , but I've had a battery develop a dead cell at 3 years 10 months ( the battery had a 4 year free replacement period ) Know that every time you run the battery down, you take months away from the life of the battery. Many things contribute to the life of a battery. Short trips of less than 20 minutes will shorten the life as the alternator will not fully recharge the battery. Extreme temperatures either hot or cold shorten the life of a battery. On average a battery will last from 36 to 48 months. But I have had them last 7 years and others that only lasted 3 years.

Does draining a car battery shorten its life?

On an automobile battery it sure does. Each time the battery is discharged the life is shortened. On a deed cell marine or golf cart battery this is not the case.

Average life of car battery?

Average life is from 3-5 years, assuming the battery is never run flat which will shorten it's life.

Can you use any car battery charger to charge a battery from an automatic car?

As long as both batteries are the same voltage, you can jump start with the battery. If you want to charge the battery then use a battery charger.

How long will a regular battery last?

a car battery last for about 3-5 years

How long does the battery for a car last?

A lot of things can affect how long a car battery can last. If you feel your battery went dead too soon, take the car in and have it looked over by a professional. Also, make sure you turn your lights off, etc. when not using your car.

How long to charge car battery?

at least 3 hours as i have experienced in my car.

How long will a car battery last?

about 5 years