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There’s a lot to learn about automotive care as your model racks up miles around D’lberville, Biloxi, and Gulfport. Ensuring that your BMW car battery is fully functioning is certainly on the list. How do you know if a battery is running properly? And how often should you replace the battery in your BMW?

Our team at Galleria BMW is happy to help you answer these questions. Once you better understand your BMW car battery, you can reach out to our service center for a replacement or inspection!

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How Often Should I Replace My BMW Car Battery?

Typically, BMW car batteries are recommended to be replaced every three years, though it’s normal to need a replacement after anywhere from two to five years. This is a solid timeframe to rely on, although certain factors may require more frequent battery replacements.

If your BMW is exposed to inclement weather, such as excessive heat or heavy rain storms, you’ll want to swap out the battery with more regularity. The same goes for high-performance models that may be tasked with aggressive acceleration and sudden braking.

There are measures you can take to increase the chance that your battery will last for a good, long time. Minimize use of electrical systems when the engine isn’t running. Drive your BMW regularly, at least once a week. Automotive batteries perform best when kept fully charged, and they slowly lose power when they sit unused.

What Does My BMW Car Battery Do?

When you’re driving down the street, your BMW engine is doing the heavy lifting fueled by the gasoline that you provide. But to get that engine started in the first place, you need a spark of electricity. Rather than standing on top of a mountain and hoping for a thunderstorm—never do that—you activate a large and powerful battery.

The battery continues to help out after your engine begins to run. It’s accountable for the electronic features, too. This includes aspects such as the stereo, headlights, charging ports, and power windows.

Signs My Battery Should Be Replaced

If a battery is beginning to malfunction, your BMW model will start to display telling symptoms. For example, if you have a hard time starting your car because the engine won’t turn over, it’s likely due to the battery.

Because car batteries are also responsible for the electronics in your vehicle, signs appear there, too. If your dashboard lights flicker or won’t turn on for long periods of time, inspecting the battery is a smart move.

These signals don’t always mean that you need a new battery. Because electrical systems are powered by the battery, leaving on a light for hours or days drains its juice. Once you’ve safely jumpstarted the engine, driving your vehicle recharges the battery. If your battery continues to give out repeatedly, then replacement is warranted.

Any unsightly noises coming from under the hood can also be indicative of a worn-down battery. Lastly, certain BMW models may have a warning light that alerts you to things such as a needed battery replacement.

Battery Safety

If you’re taking a look at your BMW battery, keep a few safety tips in mind. If the car has been driven recently, the battery and its metal neighbors are probably hot enough to cause burns. Don’t touch anything unless you know that it’s safe.

A damaged battery might leak. This battery fluid contains a significant amount of sulfuric acid, which is corrosive to your skin. If you do come into contact with it, immediately flush the affected area continuously with lukewarm water.

How Long Does a BMW Battery Replacement Take?

Given the certified technicians and advanced technology at our service center, we can have you in and out of the shop in under 30 minutes for a battery replacement.

If you aren’t sure if the battery needs to be swapped out, we’ll gladly inspect it for you! Testing the battery only takes a few minutes. Essentially, we’ll connect it to an external electrical device that tells us whether or not the battery is able to provide it with power.

Receive a BMW Battery Replacement Today!

Your battery is an integral part of your BMW model. Our team of skilled technicians will be happy to assist you with any electrical system needs, returning your car in the best condition possible. To keep performance at its peak for future trips around D’lberville, Biloxi, and Gulfport, stop by the Galleria BMW Service Center!

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