How often should I change my Mercedes-Benz vehicle’s battery?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service & Parts, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 3:55 pm
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Battery changing services near Phoenix, AZ

Whether you have purchased a new or used vehicle recently, battery replacement is something that will always come up. At Mercedes-Benz Arrowhead Sprinter, we provide battery changing services near Phoenix, AZ. But, how often do I really need to change the battery in my Mercedes-Benz vehicle? Typically, vehicle batteries should be replaced about every four years. We have put together a list of some signs that it is time to replace the battery in your vehicle. Learn more below!

Three signs it is time to change the battery in your Mercedes-Benz

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The battery is more than four years old

As stated above, batteries are meant to last about four years. After four years, batteries tend to become weaker and you will notice that the lights will be dimmer, the engine doesn’t turn over as well as it used to, and there is a clicking sound when you try to start your vehicle.

Your vehicle does not run like it should

If you are running into issues such as your vehicle dying for no reason, not responding to being jumped, or the portable charger is not working, there is a good chance that there is something wrong with the battery. Our service department can run a diagnostic and see exactly why these things are happening.

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Corrosion

Over time, moisture can build up on the battery and this causes corrosion. If you see corrosion beginning to form, you can try to clean it up with an old toothbrush and baking soda and water. If you decide to clean the battery, make sure that you disconnect it before you begin cleaning.

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Where can I get the battery in my Mercedes-Benz replaced?

At Mercedes-Benz Arrowhead Sprinter, we have a top-notch service department that can replace the battery in your vehicle. We understand how busy you are and how time is of the essence. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment so that we can get back on the road in your vehicle that has a new battery!

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