Team Kia of Bend in Bend, OR believes that all vehicle owners should have a good understanding of the important components of their vehicle. The battery is an essential vehicle element. It allows the starter to have the power needed to turn the engine over. When the vehicle is not running, the battery supplies power to the vehicle's lights and other accessories.

Over the course of time, the battery on your vehicle will begin to deteriorate. If the battery is exposed to extreme temperatures, the battery will have a shorter lifespan. Most batteries today are designed to last for approximately three to five years.

If you are experiencing difficulty starting your vehicle, it may be time for a new battery. Batteries that are four or more years old should be replaced before the start of the cold winter season. You should always replace your vehicle's battery with one that meets the recommendations of your vehicle's manufacturer.

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