1 December 2020 · Buyer Tips & Advice

Kia Car Battery FAQ | Replacing Your Battery| Phil Gilbert Kia

The battery of your Kia is like a beating heart, keeping your car running, it serves as one of the most crucial components of your vehicle. But when your battery stops working, it can be a complicated fix.

Avoid difficulties with your car battery and be prepared for the warning signs. The experts at Phil Gilbert Kia dealership in Croydon have put together some of our guest’s most frequently asked questions when it comes to Kia car batteries. 

What are the signs my Kia needs a new battery?

The last thing you want to happen is to be driving down the highway and all of a sudden your battery fails. To avoid this frustrating problem, consider the following signs as a red flag that your battery requires replacement or servicing.

  • Low battery fluid level: Kia batteries have a see-through casing on them, making it easy to view its fluid level. If you notice the fluid level is under the plates inside, the charging system for your battery may require testing.
  • Check battery light: Check your car’s dashboard. Is your check battery light on? This could mean a potential problem with the charging system in your Kia.
  • Slow engine crank: If you notice a slow, stuttering sound when you start your vehicle and your Kia is stagnant and takes longer to start than it should, this could mean your battery needs to be replaced.

How long do Kia car batteries last?

The typical Kia car battery lasts anywhere from 4 to 6 years, however a range of factors can increase or decrease its longevity. Depending on where you live, extreme heat or other varying weather conditions can influence your battery life. If you live in a climate where high daily temperatures are common, it could be a good idea to have your battery inspected after owning your new vehicle for two years. In colder or more temperate climates, a battery check after 4 years should be fine. Other things such as taking short trips or parking your vehicle for extended periods of time without use can have an impact. 

How do I choose a battery for my Kia?

There are a range of reasons why you may need a new battery for your Kia. From a cracked case to visible bulging sides, whatever the issue may entail, finding the right battery is simple — just follow the steps below:

  1. Check for the group size on your battery label. Typically it is a 2-digit number followed by a letter. You can check your owner’s manual for this information and other important information about your battery. 
  2. Find the minimum cold cranking amps for your battery. In order to start up, your vehicle requires a certain amount of amperage. You can check your manual or battery for further information on this.
  3. Determine the cell type of your battery. Most cars have a conventional lead-acid battery.
  4. Select the battery brand you want. We recommend going with a genuine Kia part battery.

If you require a new battery for your Kia, Phil Gilbert Kia in Sydney can supply you with the parts you need to get your vehicle back up and running. Not sure which battery to choose for your car? Our team can help you select the right battery and even install it for you.

Where can I get my Kia serviced?

As an experienced Kia dealership and servicer, we can help with battery replacements or any other servicing you may require. Book your service appointment online today with Phil Gilbert Kia or contact the team today on 9735 8400 for further assistance. Or you can shop now at Phil Gilbert Kia's online Parts & Accessories store - we stock a range of mechanical & electrical products and more online.