Your car’s battery is one of its most essential components. If it’s not in good shape, you could have trouble even getting your vehicle started. This is why it is good to know that every Ford model comes with a Ford battery warranty. This guide from Lester Glenn Ford goes over what this includes and signs that your battery needs some attention.

What’s Covered By My Ford Battery Warranty?

Every new Ford car comes with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Among many other components, this covers the battery for three years or 36,000, whichever comes first. Hybrid vehicles get covered for eight years or 100,000 miles. Electric cars get the same coverage, and their batteries must retain at least 70 percent of the original capacity over that timeframe. If they don’t, they will be replaced.

How Long Do Batteries Last?

Wet-cell batteries found in every Ford model generally last between three and five years; while premature failure is covered under warranty, scheduled replacement is not. Hybrid and EV lithium-ion battery packs typically remain in good condition between 150,000 and 200,000 miles, which may be the vehicle’s lifespan in many cases. Your driving and charging habits – frequent short trips, fast-charger use, or frequently charging to 100 percent capacity – may cause a battery to wear down sooner.

Warning Signs: When Is It Time For Ford Battery Service?

It will be pretty apparent if something is amiss with your battery. If, for example, you can’t get your car started, this is a clear indication of a problem. If specific electrical systems aren’t working correctly – the headlights are dim, for example – this is another red flag. A visual inspection can also tell you that a battery is failing. Whether you have a hybrid, EV, or ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle, battery inspections are essential.

Have Your Battery Tested in Ocean Township, NJ

It’s a smart idea to have your battery tested annually. The service center at our Ford dealership in Ocean Township, NJ, can test and maintain your vehicle’s battery to ensure it’s always at its best. We can also discuss a replacement if necessary and what your warranty covers.