Battery Service and Replacement

Battery Services at Berlin City Honda

Have you noticed that the lights on your Honda have become dim? Have you had trouble starting your engine? At Berlin City Honda, our Honda-trained and certified technicians often resolve battery failures and know how to properly service your vehicle, so you can quickly and confidently get back on the road. Honda experts recommend that you replace your battery every three years, but the lifespan of your battery can vary. Learn more about your vehicle’s battery, replacements, and care below, and contact Berlin City Honda of Portland Service Center with any questions before scheduling service.

What to Expect at Berlin City Honda

At Berlin City Honda Of Portland, our factory-trained and certified technicians know the best battery inspection process and replacement options for your Honda. Depending on your driving habits and climate, battery lifespan can differ. The team at Berlin City Honda Of Portland will disclose when to replace your battery, how to test your battery at home, and battery wear causes and tips. While you wait, you can enjoy our complimentary refreshments and free Wi-Fi, in our indoor or outdoor waiting area. Before you check out, take advantage of additional savings by reviewing our service specials. You can trust the team at Berlin City Honda to properly maintain and repair your Honda, at a competitive price.

Why Choose Berlin City Honda Service

What Causes Battery Wear and Battery Care Tips

There are many factors that will determine the lifespan of your Honda’s battery. Your driving habits and even the weather conditions will affect the longevity of your battery. Other things such as leaving your headlights on for extended periods of time, forgetting to turn off the interior lights, and short and frequent drives will cause your battery to drain quicker, therefore causing you to have to replace your battery sooner.

From time to time, your battery will need attention. Honda recommends that you test the charge of your battery, examine the connection for corrosion, and ensure all of the connections are clean at least twice a year. If you are struggling to accomplish these things, we recommend that you bring your Honda to Berlin City Honda so our Honda experts can inspect your battery and determine the solution for your vehicle.

Complimentary Battery Test

Why Do Batteries Deteriorate?

There are many factors that affect your battery’s ability to sustain a charge, but the most frequent factors that deteriorate batteries include:

  • Time: Time and aging will cause wear to your Honda’s battery.
  • Weather: Extreme heat and cold will cause strain on your Honda’s battery. In hot weather, the liquid within the battery will evaporate, whereas cold weather causes a battery to lose charge.
  • Rough Roads: Pot-holes, rumbles, and off-road driving will loosen the clamps holding down your battery, causing internal parts to deteriorate faster.
  • Jump-Starting your Vehicle: Frequently jump-starting your vehicle to start your engine will decrease your battery’s longevity.

Maximize your battery lifespan by ensuring interior and exterior lights are shut off when you exit your vehicle.

Honda Battery Being Tested

How to Test A Battery At Home?

When you bring your Honda to Berlin City Honda Service Center for regular maintenance, our service technicians will test your vehicle’s battery. Schedule an appointment at Berlin City Honda if you suspect your vehicle’s battery needs to be tested between regular maintenance. In the meantime, you can test your vehicle’s battery at home by completing the following steps:

  • Start your Honda, turn on the headlights, and ensure your vehicle is in park.
  • Press on the accelerator to rev the engine, do the headlights change in brightness?
  • IIf your Honda’s headlights become brighter when you rev the engine, the battery current is not strong enough to support the engine idling and your lights.
  • If the brightness of your headlights fluctuates, bring your Honda to Berlin City Honda for a battery assessment.

Car Detailing and Cleaning

Why Choose Berlin City Honda Of Portland Over Independent Repair Shops

At Berlin City Honda Of Portland, our service technicians are Honda-trained and certified and know the best service practices for your Honda. Whether you need your battery tested or replaced, Berlin City Honda Of Portland technicians will determine the best battery solution for your Honda and provide exceptional customer service. We offer competitive pricing and additional savings available with our service specials.

Our team at Berlin City Honda Of Portland will service your Honda transparently and efficiently, so you can have confidence in the quality and integrity of your vehicle. While you wait, you can enjoy our complimentary refreshments and free Wi-Fi, in our indoor or outdoor waiting area.


Battery FAQs

Your battery lifespan will differ depending on your driving habits and conditions. Your Honda battery should last up to three years.

There are various indicators of a deteriorating battery. If you notice dim lights, difficulty starting your engine, or corrosion on the battery's components, we recommend you bring your Honda to Berlin City Honda for a battery inspection.

Most Honda models house the battery in the front of the vehicle, under the hood, near the engine. Every vehicle is different, so we recommend that you review your owner’s manual, or bring your Honda to Berlin City Honda to determine where the battery is located.

Batteries can be damaged or drained when you leave your lights on, the weather fluctuates, corrosive damage has started, or there are charging issues.

  1. Make sure both vehicles' engines are off and the cars are parked
  2. Attach red positive clips to the positive terminal (+) on each car’s battery
  3. Attach the black negative clip to the negative post (-) on your battery
  4. Take the remaining black negative clamp and attach it to a metal surface on your car
  5. Try starting your vehicle a few times
  6. If it starts, make sure to drive around for at least 15 minutes
  7. If that doesn’t work, contact us for help getting a new battery

You should test your Honda’s battery at least twice per year. If you live in colder climates, we recommend that you test more often during the winter months.

Berlin City Honda of Portland is located at: 255 Maine Mall Rd • South Portland, ME 04106

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255 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME, 04106
Berlin City Honda of Portland 43.638247, -70.336187.