Boost Your Battery Knowledge with Honest Accurate Auto Service

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Learn Which Batteries Are Best for Your Car or Truck

Do you know how to choose the best battery for your vehicle?  If you’re not sure, here’s some information to boost your car battery knowledge and help you choose the best fit for your car or truck.

Typically, the month of August is the hottest month of the year and also the hardest on your vehicle’s battery.  It’s actually the heat that causes damage and destroys a battery, not the cold.  The cold weather just exacerbates any problems your battery may have.

Colorado Springs is considered an extreme area for cars, trucks, and SUVs.  It’s our high desert conditions, rapid weather changes, and the high altitude that put this area in the extreme range for vehicles.  In our local area, the average life span of a battery for any vehicle is approximately 51 months. Often there are no warning signs that your battery is dying. This is why it’s important to learn when to have your battery tested and which batteries are best for your car or truck.

When to have your battery tested….

  • When your car battery is 3 years old or older.
  • If you have to jump start your car for any reason.
  • If you notice that your car is sounding different when you start it (slow to turn over or start).

Honest Accurate Auto’s Services & Battery Recommendation

During a routine oil change at Honest Accurate Auto Service in Colorado Springs, we include a basic battery test which shows the voltage, condition, and cold cranking amps. It’s a quick pass or fail test that can keep you from being stranded on the side of the road or in parking lot someday.

As automotive professionals, we don’t gamble when it comes to batteries. Honest Accurate Auto Service and our technicians trust FVP Platinum batteries for industry-leading performance and durability in automotive and light truck applications.  These batteries are better built and provide the best cold cranking apps (CCA) as well as the best warranty you can find.

Batteries for your Car or Truck
FVP Platinum Battery is recommended by Honest Accurate Auto Service

All batteries that we carry and use at Honest Accurate Auto Service in Colorado Springs come with a 5-year NON-Prorated warranty.  If for any reason your car battery fails, we replace it FREE of charge with a new battery (there may be a charge for installation labor on some vehicles).  It just that simple.

Here’s co-owner, Paul Pharris with some information about our battery warranty.

This 5-year warranty should provide you with long-term peace of mind in all seasons.  If you have questions about batteries, please give us a call and one of our expert Service Advisors will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Need a quick battery check?  We can do a complimentary quick test for you if you have a concern or better yet, it’s included with our Bumper to Bumper Inspection and Oil Change Service!  We look forward to serving you and your vehicle needs this summer season.

Be sure to always check our specials page for different services we offer your truck or car in Colorado Springs!


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