Whether you drive a 2018 Porsche 911 or an older model, it’s a wise idea to make a mental note to pay attention to your battery. Even though we don’t typically see the freezing temperatures that many other parts of the country do, car batteries here in Florida can experience issues due to extreme heat.

Many drivers take their car battery for granted until it fails to start their automobile. To ensure your vehicle will start when you need it to, it’s important to have your battery tested. Testing your battery is even more crucial if it’s three years-old or older. To have your battery tested, make an appointment to bring your car into our Porsche service center near Fernandina Beach, FL.

In addition to testing your battery, you should make it a point to clean your battery on a consistent basis. If your battery’s terminals have corrosion on them, your battery may not be able to start your vehicle even if it’s fully charged. Clean your terminals, making sure you get rid of all of the corrosion, and wipe down your battery with a rag.

If you’re going to travel to an area where it’s cold, be sure you park your automobile in an enclosed space. Even if a garage doesn’t have heat, it can still prevent your battery from chilly winds which can drain its power.

Having been Florida Porsche dealers for years, we can tell you that turning off your car’s systems is a great way to prolong your battery’s life. Be sure you turn off the things that can drain your battery when you turn off your car, such as your navigation system, headlights, and radio.

To learn more about how you can care for your battery, contact Porsche Jacksonville today.