There’s nothing worse than driving around Warren, parking your car, and then coming back to it later only to find that your battery is dead or low on power. If a jump-start won’t work, then you might need to charge your battery, but how does it work? Learn how to use a portable car battery charger or any similar kind of charger with the service team at Apostolakis Honda. We’ll go over how long to charge your car battery, how to use a charger, and everything else you need to know!
There are several different kinds of chargers that you can use to maintain your battery’s power levels, and you can visit our parts store at Apostolakis Honda to find what you need. The main three types of chargers are a charger, a maintainer, and a restorer. The different kind of charger you have will have a slightly different function:
Keep in mind that if your battery needs to be charged often, then you should schedule service to have it diagnosed. Needing to charge your battery too much can be a sign that it needs to be replaced.
Now that you know about the different types of battery chargers, let’s go over how to use a car battery charger. Simply follow these steps:
For anything else related to the health of your car’s battery, reach out to our service team at Apostolakis Honda. We’re just a short drive from Youngstown, and our team can help you get your battery working like new!
We mentioned earlier that when you’re charging your battery, you should set a timer. Not sure how long to charge your car battery? The amount of time you should charge your battery will depend on the charger’s output and how much your battery needs charged. If your battery’s voltage level is anything under 11.85, and your charger gives off a 5-amperage charge rate, then you can expect about 12 hours before your battery is fully charged. With a 10-amperage charge rate, then that time bumps up to about 6 hours.
For a more specific number, check with your owner’s manual as it will have specific information and recommendations for charging your battery. If you’d prefer to leave it to the experts, then we don’t blame you, and we’d be happy to help. We encourage you to check out our service specials before you visit us to see how much you can save!
If your battery constantly needs a charge or has other issues, then contact Apostolakis Honda. Our experts will take a proper look at your battery and find out what it needs. In the meantime, feel free to check out our additional service and parts tips on our website!