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How Long Should a Car Battery Last?


The average life of a car battery is in the range of three to five years. Several factors can lead to a battery’s short lifespan. Many people’s driving habits contribute to this, leading to the battery dying closer to the three-year range.


Exposing the battery to extreme temperatures, hot or cold, can shorten the battery’s life span and cause starting problems as the temperature affects the chemical reaction required.


The battery’s life can be shortened by several starting cycles and short drive times within a relatively short time frame.