You can quickly book a car battery replacement near your home by reserving a spot at the Richmond Ford West service center. Either by phone or by using our online scheduling tool, you can lock in a time that works for your schedule and we'll begin to prep for your visit. With a host of advanced equipment and our team of certified technicians on staff, swapping out the battery of your car will be quick and easy.

To help keep you in the loop, we thought we'd provide an overview of some common car battery questions!

How Often Should the Car Battery Be Swapped Out?

As with any other part in your vehicle, the exact timing to replace the car battery is going to differ depending on various circumstances. General estimates range from three to five years.

The first factor that plays a role in the lifespan of your car battery is the climate your vehicle is regularly exposed to. The battery actually does better in cooler than warmer climates since there's less chance of it overheating during excessive use.

Other variables to take into account include the number of miles you put on your car each year and how regularly you're stopping into the shop for inspections, maintenance, and general care.

Signs a Car Battery is Beginning to Slow Down

Car batteries serve as the power source for all the electronics in your vehicle. So, if you're looking for signs your battery is beginning to slow down, look first to the electrical aspects of the model, such as the headlights. If your lights are dimming or begin to malfunction in some way, it could be the result of the battery.

Symbols on your dashboard are also powered by your car battery and can begin to fade or flicker if the battery is worn. Perhaps most importantly, you should be able to start your car each day without any hesitation. The battery serves as a spark to help get the motor going, so if your car won't turn over as you turn the key, it could be related to the state of your battery.

How Long to Replace the Battery?

If you're only coming by our shop to have your vehicle's battery replaced, your car will normally be ready to drive home shortly after you sit down. The process itself is a common one, usually taking no more than 15 minutes.

With our staff and helpful technology ready to work as soon as you arrive, we promise prompt and efficient care!

Replace Your Car Battery Today!

If your car battery is showing signs of slowing down, the service team at Richmond Ford West has you covered. Book a visit to our service shop online or over the phone and you'll soon be out and about Glen Allen, Rockville, and Ashland with a reliable model once again!

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Richmond Ford West

10751 West Broad Street
Directions Glen Allen, VA 23060

  • Sales: (804) 474-0571
  • Service: (804) 474-0573
  • Parts: 804-273-1581


  • Monday 7am-6pm
  • Tuesday 7am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7am-6pm
  • Thursday 7am-6pm
  • Friday 7am-6pm
  • Saturday 7:30am-5pm
  • Sunday Closed