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Your Car Battery

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When you turn your key (or push the ignition button) in your car, you expect it to start right up. However, that’s not always a guarantee. Winter weather can stress your battery, requiring more power to start your car. Hotter temperatures in spring and summer can cause damage, and your own driving habits can affect the battery’s condition. If your battery is more than a few years old, you may have a problem.

Know Your Battery

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All car batteries die eventually. In the Northeast, the average lifespan is about 3-5 years, but this is affected by weather, temperature, driving patterns and the battery type. Today’s vehicles are full of electronics that demand more battery power: advanced driver assistance systems, infotainment systems, multiple phone chargers, heated and cooled seats, windshield displays and more.

How do I know if my battery is failing? +

There are a few telltale signs of diminished battery power. Some of the most common signs include an engine that takes a little more time to get going, has trouble turning over or requires periodic jump-starting. While a jump-start may fix the symptom, it doesn’t address the cause. The only way to be sure about the health of your battery is to have it tested.   

Is it the charging system or the battery? +

The battery and the alternator work together to charge your vehicle. The battery supplies the power to start the car and provides electrical energy to your car when the engine is off. (If you’re sitting in your car with the engine off but listening to your radio, you’re on battery power.) Once the car is started, the alternator takes over and charges the battery and runs the vehicle’s electrical system. (If you’re driving down the highway listening to the radio, you’re using the alternator.)

Generally, a faulty alternator won’t effectively charge the battery while driving, so if your battery is frequently losing its charge, the alternator might be to blame. Your interior lights may dim and brighten, or flicker. The best course of action is to have an experienced technician take a look.

When should I test? +

Use the average lifespan of a car battery as a guide, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Battery calls account for more than 25% of AAA’s roadside requests, and a little preparation can keep you on the road. If you know your car battery is four or more years old, testing is recommended. If you purchased a used car but don’t have any idea how old the battery is, get it tested. If you can’t remember when – or if you ever – tested your car’s battery, do it now. If your car’s battery is showing signs of diminished power or the engine is having trouble starting, a test can tell you if it’s a battery issue.

How can I get the most life out of my car’s battery? +

Regular maintenance provides the longest life. Clean your battery connections periodically for proper all-weather starting. To clean them, disconnect the cables. Mix 1.5 tablespoons of baking power with 1 cup of water and pour onto the terminals. Wait until the mixture stops bubbling, then use a soft brush to scrub away any corrosion and residue. Rinse with fresh water. Note: disconnecting the terminals without a KAM (Keep Alive Memory) might cause any saved presets to be erased.

If your battery is healthy and fully charged, drive the vehicle for at least 30 minutes once per week. However, if your battery is not fully charged, running the car will not recover the battery and could actually shorten its life. If you accidentally drain your battery, you need to properly recharge it on a battery charger for several hours, perhaps even a full day. An Approved Auto Repair facility can recharge your battery safely.

If your car sits unused for long periods of time, consider using battery tenders (a specialized maintenance-style battery charger) or disconnecting the battery altogether.

Why Choose AAA?

  • We come to you.  We’ll test your current battery quickly with the latest equipment. If it needs replacing, we’ll do that on the spot while you wait.
  • Transparent pricing.  Our “all in one” battery prices include testing, delivery, installation, and recycling of your old battery - wherever you are.
  • Warranty. All our batteries come with a 6-year limited warranty, which includes 3 years of replacement.
  • Quality guarantee. Our batteries are the same as those used by most major car manufacturers and are specifically built to withstand the Northeast’s climate changes.
  • Special member pricing. As a AAA member, you get a minimum $25 discount on every battery. Premier members receive an additional $25 off via rebate (proof of purchase and voucher required for reimbursement).
  • Environmentally friendly. AAA recycles every battery we replace. If you have an old battery you need to dispose of, bring it to your local Approved Auto Repair shop to recycle it! Find a shop near you at


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Battery Recycling

Almost 99 percent of a car battery can be recycled. Different parts are used to make electronic equipment, construction materials, and even more vehicle batteries. AAA encourages members to recycle their old batteries. We’ll take your old battery and make sure it’s recycled in an environmentally friendly way. If you have an old battery you want to get rid of, drop it off at any of our Approved Auto Repair facilities.

Must be purchased from AAA Northeast Car Battery Service. Not applicable toward purchase of a non-AAA battery. Call (800) AAA-HELP for service and delivery in your area. Pricing starts at $159.00+ tax installed. Service is available from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in most areas. Battery costs vary by make and model of vehicle. Coverage is available for most vehicles. Certain vehicles due to the location of the battery may require additional time to install. Member savings are off the non-member price. Battery services are subject to AAA membership terms and conditions. See the membership agreement at or call (800) 222-8252 for membership questions.

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