Mopar Battery Warranty
The Mopar Battery Warranty is backed by Mopar which is directly associated with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. You can obtain service for your battery at any of their dealerships. A Mopar replacement battery warranty is 3 years from the date of purchase. Your vehicle is a powerful machine that will get you where you need to go years to come. There are many parts that work together to make that happen. We want to ensure these parts on your vehicle are protected against defective materials or workmanship.
The car battery warranty will cover any manufacturer’s defects or when it does not hold a full charge. Depending on the type of warranty that comes with the battery, you may receive a replacement at no additional cost. For some warranties you may have to pay a portion for a new one.
How Do I Choose The Right Battery And Warranty?
A battery provided by your vehicle manufacturer or an original equipment manufacturer will be specifically designed for your vehicle. A Mopar dealer stocks batteries for current-model FCA US LLC vehicles, so you can find the right one for your car. Locate your local dealer with a Dealer Locator Site.
If you purchase a Mopar Battery from a Mopar parts department or a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealership, the warranty is a 3 year replacement warranty.
When you purchase a new vehicle, the battery is covered for 3 year OR up to 36,000 miles with the manufacturer warranty.
How To Keep Your Car Battery Healthy
Looking after your car battery by taking some simple steps will not only extend your cars battery life, but also delay the inevitable flat battery. Here are a couple of tips that we hope will help you extend your battery’s life.
Drive Your Car
Cars are supposed to be driven and it helps your battery stay healthy and live longer. Your car uses the battery to help the ignition process and as you start driving, the car battery is recharged by the engine.
Some drivers though might not drive far enough to recharge what it took the battery to start the car, causing it to go flat. 10-15 minutes of driving is sufficient for recharging the battery, but the longer the better!
Turn Off And Disconnect Electronics
When the car is running with the engine on car chargers and power adapters are great, but be careful when you turn your car off or leave it on auxiliary power.
The electronics that are powered through your car can still have power being used from the battery. It might be unintentional to leave these items plugged in, but they can have a similar effect to leaving your lights on.
Check The Expiration Date
Modern car batteries are pretty durable, but they also have to power a lot more than they used to. Most cars now have a whole range of powered accessories, certainly more than what older models had.
Most batteries are designed to last at least a couple of years, and reputable manufacturers will guarantee this with a warranty such as the Mopar Battery Warranty.
If you’re finding your car is starting to need a jump-start to get it going, check how long you’ve had it. if its less than 3 years and you don’t usually run a lot of accessories off the battery, check with the manufacturer to see what could be causing it.
Check The Rest Of Your Car
It’s important to keep everything running smoothly so you don’t put any extra stress on the battery. Check that your heating and cooling system is well maintained and that major electrical equipment are all functioning normally.
Maintain Your Battery
There are a number of things you can do to prolong your battery’s life. Doing these can save you time and money, and most importantly reducing the risk of finding yourself stranded with a flat battery.
- Keep battery terminals clean and dry at all times. You can purchase battery terminal protector to help prevent corrosion. If you have corrosion you can remove it easily with a battery terminal cleaner, these are usually only a couple dollars at your auto parts store.
- Maintain fluid levels but never over-fill your battery. Most batteries are sealed and require no fluid to be added.
- Never leave your battery standing for long periods without being charged. You can purchase a battery tender for under $50 at your local auto parts store. These work great if your car is going to sit for a long period of time.
- Secure your battery, vibrations can damage the battery plates. If your battery hold down is damaged you can usually purchase a universal battery hold down for under $10.
- Don’t drain your battery by leaving lights or accessories on
- Read your owner’s manual before disconnecting your battery to ensure that computer or radio memories are not lost
Car batteries do however have a limited life and on average will last around three years.
How To Spot Battery Problems
There are some warning signs that indicate battery problems. If you spot any of the following problems, take you car get your battery checked out.
If you turn the key to start the engine but all you get back is a clicking sound, its likely the battery doesn’t have enough power to engage the starter motor. This could be due to incomplete charging by the alternator. Take your vehicle to a service centre to check the charging system and the battery.
Battery corrosion, which appears as colored fuzzy build up, can mean you have a leak that can contribute to poor performance. If you can see enough corrosion for it to appear as a small layer of white fuzz on the battery terminal, it’s likely the electrical consequences are building. It’s important to eradicate this corrosion and prevent further outbreaks to extend the battery’s life.
If your lights are dimmer than usual or fade as the car runs, there could be a problem with your battery or the alternator. Check the battery’s charge to ensure it has enough voltage. If its below 13.5 there’s a good chance that alternator is not keeping up with it. if the charge is around 13.5-15, there may be something wrong with your battery.
Automotive Batteries With The Best Battery Warranty
There are many places to choose from if you are in the market for a new car battery. Here are a few of the best warranty choices available.
- Interstate Super Premium Battery. Interstate offers a Super Premium battery that comes with a 48-month warranty to cover any manufacturer’s defects or issues. This four-year warranty period is one of the best choices for an automotive battery in the market.
- ACDelco Gold Battery. ACDelco is a leader in battery components for automotive, heavy-duty, and marine vehicles. Their Gold (Professional) 42-Month battery comes with a limited warranty of up to 42 months for replacement in the event of a defective product.
- Optima Red-Top Batteries. Optima is one of the best selections for car batteries with an extended warranty period. They come with an automatic 36-month free replacement period, which consumers can extend for another full 12-months when purchasing an Optima charger.