Understanding Car Battery Replacement

Your car battery is more than just a component that starts your vehicle;

it’s a crucial part of the electrical system that ensures your car runs smoothly. Additionally, it acts as a safeguard for your car’s sensitive electronics against voltage fluctuations from the alternator. Therefore, maintaining your car battery’s health is paramount to avoid unexpected breakdowns and ensure your vehicle’s reliability.

Spotting Signs of Battery Trouble

Extreme weather conditions, such as intense heat or freezing temperatures, can take a toll on your battery, causing it to weaken or fail. Regular testing is essential to gauge its performance and identify potential issues. Here are some signs that may indicate it’s time to replace your battery:

1. Weather-related Struggles: High temperatures can lead to fluid evaporation and internal corrosion, while cold weather slows down chemical reactions within the battery, reducing its lifespan.

2. Infrequent Usage: Contrary to popular belief, not driving your car regularly can deplete the battery’s charge. It’s advisable to have someone drive your vehicle periodically to keep the battery in good condition.

3. Startup Problems: Difficulty starting your car or flickering headlights could signify a failing battery.

4. Dashboard Warnings: Modern vehicles often have warning lights that indicate battery or starting system issues, prompting timely action.

Selecting the Right Battery Type

There are various types of car batteries available, each suited to different vehicle models. Understanding your car’s requirements is crucial. Here’s a brief overview of common battery types:

• Side-Post Car Battery: Commonly found in GM vehicles, available in various sizes.

• Standard Top-Post Car Battery: Compatible with many American and Japanese vehicles, available in a range of sizes.

• Recessed Top-Post Car Battery: Typically used in European-made cars from brands like BMW and Audi, available in specific sizes.

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After hours in the Reno-Sparks area, you will incur an additional delivery charge of $5 within the Reno-Sparks area and a $10 delivery fee for any delivery to the Carson City area. Tahoe delivery is only available on the Nevada side of Tahoe for a delivery fee of $20.

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We don’t feel it’s the consumer’s responsibility to have to pay a fee for recycling lead acid batteries. And because we have this philosophy, this is another $20-$25 dollar savings that is passed onto you, The RDB Customer.


That after you have installed your battery, you contact us to set up a pickup time to pick up your old battery. Just simply leave it by your door or garage or side of the house, and we will swing by and pick up your old batter core at no charge to you. 

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