How long do car batteries last in Arizona?

I’ve heard that hot climates can change how long your car battery lasts. I’m moving to Phoenix soon, so now I’m curious how that’s going to affect my vehicle. How long do car batteries last in Arizona?

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Alison Daurio · Answered on Dec 01, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Good luck with the move—Phoenix is a beautiful city! It’s true that extreme heat can shorten the life of certain car components.
People who live in Arizona can usually expect their car batteries to last between two and three years—while those who live in more moderate climates often see their car batteries last up to five years.
If you want to try and extend your car’s battery life, here are a few tips:
  • Try to park your car in the shade or inside a garage rather than in the sun.
  • If you’re driving at night when temperatures are cooler, roll your windows down instead of using your air conditioner.
  • Make sure your interior lights and headlights are turned off whenever you park your car.
  • Try to drive your car at least once a day—since cars that sit for long periods sometimes experience battery problems.
  • Bring your car to the mechanic once a year to have your battery power checked.
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