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Should I Buy A Car Battery From A Used Car?

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You may be faced with the dilemma of choosing between a used car battery or a new one. This decision may be borne out of financial constraints or others. Whatever the case, is buying a used car battery something you shouldn’t even consider? This article discusses the eye-opening information you probably never knew about used car batteries. Read through!

 

Why consider it?

Environmental Benefits

Discarding used batteries may cause pollution to the environment. When improperly disposed of, used batteries release toxic chemicals into the air, contributing to air pollution. Natural water bodies also get polluted by these poisonous chemicals when they get trapped in the atmosphere and come back down in the rain. Reusing used batteries is an effective way to reduce environmental pollution.

Cost Benefits

Used car batteries are likely to cost cheaper than brand new batteries. So is you are on a budget or trying to save money without losing out on quality, a used battery is a good idea. 

Quality and control test

Many dealers usually ensure that the batteries they buy have been tested thoroughly to ensure their stability and fitness for their purpose. 

Also, many used car batteries have been barely used if the car it was used in broke down for other reasons. So even though you are buying a used battery, it’s almost like buying a brand new one sometimes.

 

What to look out for?

Warranty 

Reputable dealers in the business of reselling used car batteries usually offer a warranty. They guarantee that the car battery will work for some exact amount of time. Be sure to ask for a warranty when purchasing a used car battery. If no assurances are offered, it is best to check some other dealer.

Corrosion

Always examine the used battery thoroughly for corrosion. Dust or dirt is okay, but any orange or green corrosion anywhere around the battery means that the battery has little life left. It is usually found around the battery terminals, and the cable ends. Be sure to check these places thoroughly before purchasing the battery.

Battery Age

Always make sure to check the date stamp of the used car battery. The date is usually a letter and a number which tells you the year. Letters A through L stands for the month. So if the stamp date reads C19 or C9, it means the date of manufacture was March 2017. Since the average life expectancy of a car battery is between three and six years, knowing the manufacture date can help you make an informed decision.

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