Frequently Asked Questions
Does driving on roads with potholes affect my car battery?
Driving on roads with potholes can cause internal damage to a battery that is not vibration and impact resistant. If you drive on roads with potholes regularly you should have your battery terminals checked often to make sure that it is tightly and properly positioned. Buying a vibration resistant battery such as the Alpha EX Battery will eliminate the damage to your car battery when driving on bad roads.
Can the heat affect my battery?
Yes, heat may affect the vehicle battery iourf there is extremely hot weather for long periods of time and the car battery is not heat resistant. Extreme heat, speeds up the chemical operation within the battery and can cause a loss of battery fluid damaging the internal structure of the battery and shortening the life span.
Top quality vehicle batteries like the Alpha EX Battery are heat resistant and shouldn’t have this problem. However, to be safe, it is best to park your vehicle in sheltered areas as much as possible.
If I leave on my vehicle lights will it run down the battery?
Yes, vehicle lights when left on can drain a vehicle battery. Forgetting to turn off the headlight when you are exiting a vehicle is one of the most common mistakes we make. Many newer model cars have a sensor that will alert the driver if they have left on the lights in the vehicle after switching off the ignition but you may also want to double check as well to be safe.
How should I dispose of my old car battery?
Vehicle batteries – both lead-acid batteries and nickel-metal hydride batteries shouldn’t just be thrown away in the trash at home. They should be taken to local certified recycling depot or one of the most common ways is to take it to a place where car batteries are sold such as an auto shop. When transporting the old battery remember to wrap it in plastic to prevent any chemicals from spilling. If you take the old battery to a company who sells batteries such as our many Alpha EX Battery Dealer Locations Nationwide, you may be able to get a discount off of the new battery purchased.