If you equate vehicle battery failure with frigid winter temperatures, you’re not alone. Many people believe if their car’s battery is going to fail, it will probably happen on an extremely cold winter day. Batteries certainly do fail in cold weather, but you may be surprised to learn more car batteries fail in summer than they do in winter.
If you’ve ever hopped into your car, put your key into the ignition, turned the key and experienced silence rather than the roar of your engine, you know how frustrating and inconvenient that can be. Vehicle batteries don’t last forever; they will eventually fail. If you learn the signs that your battery may be failing, you can be proactive and hopefully avoid the hassle of being stranded.
A car’s battery is like its heart. When it stops, the entire vehicle ceases to run. Fortunately, when your car battery dies, you can have it replaced and be back up and running quickly. All batteries do eventually stop working. The life of a BMW battery varies depending on how well the vehicle is maintained, as well as how frequently and how far it is driven. But generally, a well-maintained BMW battery can last five or more years before it needs to be replaced.