Smart Car Batteries If your Smart car is struggling to get going in the mornings, then it might be because you need a new battery. Like all car parts, the batteries have a limited life span and usually need replacing every 3-5 years.
You may be tempted to wait until your car won't start before ordering a new battery. This may not be a wise move, as it could take days before you can get hold of the battery that you need.
If your Smart fortwo is a few years old, it makes sense to get the battery checked. If it doesn't retain as much charge as it should, then you can order a new one in plenty of time. This will mean you don't get stuck without your car, or end up being late for work because your car won't start.
As Smart cars are often only used for short trips around town, this may mean that their battery life is shorter than other cars. This is because every time you start your car, it uses power from the battery. The battery then recharges itself during the journey. However if you only make a short journey, more power will have been used when starting than has been replaced by charging up afterwards. This means that short journeys may lead to problems with your battery in the long term.
It is possible to try and extend the life of your battery, by minimising use of electronic gadgets on the car. However when you've got the devices such as built in satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity on your Smart car, you may well find this advice difficult to follow. Batteries themselves are a relatively low cost compared with the inconvenience of an emergency breakdown, so get your batteries checked today and save on time and money.