Battery Maintenance is an important issue. Most vehicles today average about 11 pounds of wiring to power the myriads of accessories available today. This puts heavy strains on your battery and shortens their lifespans. Cable connections need to be routinely cleaned and tightened as battery problems are often caused by dirty and loose connections. Most folks don't know that just the gases from the battery condensing on metal parts cause most corrosion.

Battery life: 80% of all battery failure is related to sulfation build-up. This occurs when the sulfur molecules in the electrolyte (battery acid) become so deeply discharged that they begin to coat the battery's lead plates. Before long, the plates become so coated that the battery dies. The causes of sulfation are numerous. Let us list some for you:
  • Batteries sit too long between charges. As little as 24 hours in hot weather and several days in cooler weather.
  • Battery is stored without some type of energy input. 
  • Heat of 100 plus F., increases internal discharge. As temperatures increase,  so does internal discharge. A new fully charged battery left sitting 24 hours a day at 110 degrees F for 30 days would most likely not start an engine. 
  • Cold weather is also hard on the battery. The chemistry does not make the same amount of energy as a warm battery. A deeply discharged battery can freeze solid in sub zero weather. 
  • Parasitic drain is a load put on a battery with the key off. If you are always having dead battery problems most likely the parasitic drain is excessive. You may have parasitic loads caused by a short in the electrical system. The constant low or dead battery caused by excessive parasitic energy drain will dramatically shorten battery life. If this is a problem you are having, please visit our Service Department to have this diagnosed.
Battery Replacement: When it comes time to replace your battery, Precision Acura of Princeton stocks the recommended Acura replacement battery for your vehicle. Each Acura model has specific battery requirements based on starting loads and electrical components on board your vehicle. Acura replacement batteries come with an industry leading 100 month warranty.

Battery Warranties: The battery that came with your new Acura is covered under the New Car Warranty Period for Four (4) years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. If Acura replaces this battery during the warranty period (at no cost to you), that replacement battery will continue to fall under the original New Car Warranty Period up to the vehicles first 4 years or 50,000 miles - whichever comes first. Any replacement battery that is paid for by the client is 100% covered for parts and labor for the first 3 years after the date of purchase. After this period, the battery itself is pro-rated up to the 100 month limit.

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