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  • Have you ever been stranded due to a dead battery? What did you do? Nothing is worse than hearing that dreaded churning sound when you try and start your car on a cold, winter morning.

    With most car parts, like your tires or brakes, you can typically see or feel the wear and tear, letting you know it’s a good time to get it checked out or replaced. With a battery, you typically don’t know there’s trouble until you’re in it. That’s why it’s a good idea to get it checked before it’s too late.

    How often should I get my battery checked?

    We recommend testing your battery once a year, preferably before the New England cold weather hits. The first sign of a failing battery is poor cold weather performance. If the battery struggles to start your vehicle on a cold morning, you should have your battery tested immediately. In many cases, your battery may fail with little or no warning.

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    What is included in a battery check?

    At Sullivan Tire, we don’t just take a quick look at your car’s battery; we check the entire charging system. That means we’re looking at your battery, alternator, drive belt, starter, wires, cables, and your charging systems overall condition.

    How much does a battery check cost?

    Nothing! It’s free right now at Sullivan Tire!

    Free Battery Check

    How much does a new battery cost?

    Usually somewhere in the $99 – $130 range.

    How long does a battery last?

    Anywhere from three to six years depending on use, construction and routine maintenance performed.

    When is the last time you’ve had your battery checked? Sullivan Tire has all the tools and training necessary to properly test your battery. Should you need a new one, we can typically install it in the same time it takes to change your oil.

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