3 Reasons Car Batteries Fail

car battery service at Shaver CDJR's service department


If something happens to the battery, your car can fail to start. You can take care of your car’s battery at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM , serving Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, and Van Nuys, CA.

Three Main Reasons Why Car Batteries Fail


A “healthy” car battery can last as long as six years if you treat it right. However, certain things can cause a battery to wear down or become damaged sooner.

  1. Weather is often a culprit when it comes to battery damage, but perhaps not in the way you think. Cold weather is actually better for a battery. Meanwhile, hot weather can lead to sulfation and water loss, causing the battery to fail.
  2. Got a long commute to work? Living in the LA area, it’s likely. All that excess driving and heavy congestion can put a lot of strain on your battery, causing it to lose power sooner.
  3. The last reason batteries fail is simply neglect. Failing to bring your car in for regular maintenance and battery inspections is just as bad as not going to your doctor for regular physicals.

Our Service Department in Thousand Oaks, CA will perform comprehensive inspection and maintenance, removing corrosion, checking fluid levels, and adding an extra charge if the power is low.

Reasons to Service Your Car at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

Our auto service center offers expert repair to keep you car, truck or SUV in premium condition. We offer the latest technology to diagnose any problems, along with experienced technicians who are trained to handle everything from oil changes to major system repairs. We only sell MOPAR parts and accessories so you can be assured of their quality. If you need to bring your car in for battery maintenance or any other issue, schedule a service appointment today.

Buying a Car in Thousand Oaks, CA

Are you in the market for a new car, truck or SUV? You’ll find a large and varied inventory of models for every driving need. Families should look at the Chrysler Pacifica minivan or Dodge Durango SUV. Whatever your lifestyle or needs, a sales associate at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM will help you find the right vehicle.