How long does the average car battery last?

I've been buying batteries that last about one year due to their affordability, but I think I've been paying more than I would if I just got a quality battery. How long should a good car battery last?

Answer
That’s a good question! Buying batteries with only one-year warranties will unfortunately lose you money in the long run. While better batteries cost more initially, if you can afford them, they actually have the better value over time.
The average battery lasts somewhere around three to four years, depending on where you live and how often you drive your car. However, some of the more expensive batteries around can last up to seven years. If you’re planning on keeping the car forever, consider getting one of these batteries the next time you go through your routine maintenance schedule.
If you’re worried about your current battery, you might want to consider adding roadside assistance to your car insurance policy. If you want to get the best value for your roadside assistance as well as your battery, check out Jerry’s roadside assistance program! We’ve got you covered for tows, lockouts, key replacement, jumpstarts, and even Uber credits, so that you’re always able to get home safely no matter what.
Best of luck, and have fun battery shopping!
Eric Schad
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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