One of the coolest things about being Jeep® dealers in Toms River, NJ is that drivers ask us questions all the time. It’s not just motorists who’ve bought or leased cars from us who ask us questions. We’re asked questions by people who drive cars produced by just about every car manufacturer on the planet.

No matter what brand manufactured your vehicle, we’re always happy to respond to inquiries and we encourage you to contact us whenever you have an automotive question. One topic that comes up often around our dealership is how drivers should tend to their batteries. From starting your car to keeping your smartphone charged when you’re on the go, your battery does a lot. Being responsible for such important tasks, your battery deserves some care.

Even if you drive a 2019 Jeep Cherokee, it’s still critical for you to do a few things to extend your battery’s life. While batteries generally last between two to five years, you can take steps to make yours last longer. The first thing you can do is drive your car more often and for longer periods of time if you currently only use your automobile for short trips. If you don’t have time or aren’t home often enough to take longer, more frequent trips, consider getting a portable battery charger.

You should make sure your battery is secure as well. It your battery isn’t secure, it may vibrate which can lead to internal damage and short circuits. If you suspect that your battery is rattling around under your hood, make an appointment to bring your car into our Jeep service center near Brick, NJ now.

Of course, you can prevent your battery from dying prematurely by always making sure your lights and electronic features are turned off before you exit your vehicle, too. Want more tips for caring for your battery? Contact Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT today.