Honda Of Chantilly
Sales: 571-748-5073 Service: 571-748-5611 Parts: 571-723-4011

How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery?

Individuals looking to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded by a dead car battery should be certain that they replace this component at regular intervals. Not quite sure how often that should be? No worries! Today, Honda of Chantilly’s Service Department is here to fill you in with how long a good battery should last, factors that might impact this timeline, and how to know when it’s time to drop by our service bay. Our technicians can help!

Battery Replacement Timeline

At the very least, you should get a new car battery every five years. Even with moderate use and proper care, this about how long a quality component will last, so if any of the following caveats apply to you, then you’ll probably need to stop by more frequently. First, the weather plays a significant role in the lifespan of your battery, as extreme temperature swings have an adverse effect on its chemical electricity. In addition, taking several short trips each day will zap its power more quickly, as every turn of the key consumes its finite amount of juice.

At-Home Inspection

Just like with other components, it’s wise to visually inspect your car battery every now and then to check for signs of damage or aging. Once you pop the hood, it should be fairly easy to locate due to its boxy shape and two connective cables. As you’re looking it over, be on the lookout for wires that appear loose or frayed, corrosive buildup on the diodes, cracks in the casing, and rust. These are all clear indications that something is amiss and your battery is at risk of failing. Along with these visual cues, you should also be cognizant of performance problems, such as the engine struggling to turn over when you engage the ignition and lights that seem dimmer than usual.

Visit Us Soon

Since battery checks should be a part of your model’s routine maintenance, our service staff should have a good idea of its current condition and performance. While the vehicle is in our possession, we’ll test its output to confirm that it’s reaching optimal electrical levels. In addition to helping us stay on top of your car battery’s condition, these checks also assist us with knowing how other parts are functioning, as battery issues could point towards a problem with the alternator or spark plugs. Should we end up discovering that you’re due for a fresh part, we’ll be sure to match you with one that’s just right for your model, body style, and engine.

Now that you know more about how to maintain this component, you shouldn’t have to ask a friend “How often should I replace my car battery?” Honda of Chantilly is here to lend a hand seven days a week, so come and put our capabilities to the test!


We're Up to the Task!

How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery?

Contact Information


Service Hours

571-748-5611
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Dealership Information

Testimonials

Stacey Wade
Stacey Wade
GOOGLE
12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Shadane Williams assisted with my vehicle purchase today. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. Excellent customer service skills!

Will Lintner
Will Lintner
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

A good car buying experience. The salesman was very helpful in answering our questions as we worked out a price agreement and in guiding us through the car buying process. The buisiness manager processed our loan applicaton quickly and was very efficient and helpful in filling out the paperwork that finalized the purchase. I was well satisfied when we left the dealership with our new car.

Adam Alsalihi
Adam Alsalihi
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Ki Eun Mun
Ki Eun Mun
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It was a great experience. The sales man (J.Lim), and Financial manager Jahid Noori.They were both way too kind. Thanks 😊

Lauren Bennett
Lauren Bennett
GOOGLE
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a wonderful car buying experience at this dealership. My sales contact, Richard was very helpful throughout the process of deciding which vehicle I wanted to purchase. This was my first car buying experience, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect, but this dealership, and Richard in particular, by far exceeded my expectations and made the process very easy for me. I LOVE my new 2019 Honda Civic. A big thank you to Richard for all your help- you made my first car buying experience an enjoyable one.

Patrick Whiteside
Patrick Whiteside
GOOGLE
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I absolutely love cars. I always have, I always will. Car shopping can be very overwhelming and stressful at times..... Today, Nick Linton showed me around the lot at Honda of Chantilly from 9am until 1pm. I had the pleasure of test driving a Porsche Panamera 4s, Dodge Challenger R/T, and a Porsche 911. I had a really strong interest in financing the Porsche 4s but knew it wasn’t the right time for my family and I to finalize the deal. Nick did not pressure me into making a irrational decision, which would have been based on my wants rather than needs. He is an extremely bright and understanding young man. He is mature beyond his years, especially in the auto industry.... I am looking forward to building a long term quality relationship with this professional sales consultant. Whenever my family and I are ready for an update, we know exactly who to call. If you have any relatives, love ones or friends interested in purchasing a new or used car in the Northern Virginia area, I highly suggest you contacting Nick Linton from Honda of Chantilly. He is patient, friendly and not aggressive at all. Thank you for a wonderful experience today Team Honda! Continue making our community a better place ! -Patrick Whiteside

Thomas B.
YELP
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We went to Honda of Chantilly to look at CR-V's. Once there we met J. Lim. He gave a great explanation of the CR-V's features. I was very interested in the safety features. We gave one a test drive, while J. Lim pointed out driver assist features. We agreed to a great price. When we picked up the car, Mr. Lim gave me a detailed lesson on how to set and use the various controls. I highly recommend Honda of Chantilly. Ask for J. Lim if you want a great deal.

Best first car buying experience anyone could hope for!

Lauren
EDMUNDS
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a wonderful car buying experience at this dealership. My sales contact, Richard Kern, was very helpful throughout the process of deciding which vehicle I wanted to purchase. This was my first car buying experience, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect, but this dealership, and Richard in particular, by far exceeded my expectations and made the process very easy for me. I Love my new 2019 Honda Civic. A big thank you to Richard for all your help- you made my first car buying experience an enjoyable one.

Lauren B.
YELP
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a wonderful car buying experience at this dealership. My sales contact, Richard was very helpful throughout the process of deciding which vehicle I wanted to purchase. This was my first car buying experience, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect, but this dealership, and Richard in particular, by far exceeded my expectations and made the process very easy for me. I LOVE my new 2019 Honda Civic. A big thank you to Richard for all your help- you made my first car buying experience an enjoyable one.

Patrick W.
Patrick W.
YELP
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I absolutely love cars. I always have, I always will. Car shopping can be very overwhelming and stressful at times..... Today, Nick Linton showed me around the lot at Honda of Chantilly from 9am until 1pm. I had the pleasure of test driving a Porsche Panamera 4s, Dodge Challenger R/T, and a Porsche 911. I had a really strong interest in financing the Porsche 4s but knew it wasn't the right time for my family and I to finalize the deal. Nick did not pressure me into making a irrational decision, which would have been based on my wants rather than needs. He is an extremely bright and understanding young man. He is mature beyond his years, especially in the auto industry.... I am looking forward to building a long term quality relationship with this professional sales consultant. Whenever my family and I are ready for an update, we know exactly who to call. If you have any relatives, love ones or friends interested in purchasing a new or used car in the Northern Virginia area, I highly suggest you contacting Nick Linton from Honda of Chantilly. He is patient, friendly and not aggressive at all. Thank you for a wonderful experience today Team Honda! Continue making our community a better place ! -Patrick Whiteside

Buhang W.
YELP
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just purchased my 2019 Pilot LX AWD from Honda of Chantilly. My sales rep was Thao. He was able to match the price from other dealers and he gave me additional discount. The whole process went very smooth and even before i stop at the dealer, Thao was very communicative thru email and text. After the purchased, Thao still follow up with me to make sure everything is alright. I would deff go there for my next Honda. I should be in the market next year.

Kim Chi
Kim Chi
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I am an owner of 2 Honda vehicles. I purchased my 2nd Honda car at Pohanka Honda Chantilly. I got the honda pilot LX, but after 2 weeks i realized that it was too big for me and my husband. I went back in the dealership on saturday after black friday, and saw the honda Cr-V display. I was very lucky that i was assisted by Ms. Courtney Accoo, she was very kind and accomodating. I told her about my concern in getting the Cr-V instead of pilot, and she was able to help address my problem and gave me options. With the help of there General manager, Jamal Edmonds, I was able to get the Cr-V with an offer that was still within my budget. With my experience, Pohanka Honda Chantilly has EXCELLENT Customer service and AFFORDABLE car deals. Thank you again, Ms. Courtney and Mr. Jamal, you guys deserve the 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

yong hill
yong hill
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I purchased 2019 CR-V from J. Lim several weeks ago. I had a good overall experience in the dealership and J. Lim explained all features and processes to make sure I have a great buying experience. Thank you

DE W
DE W
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Gladys was wonderful she worked with us and our timeline so we could smoothly buy a car with kids in tow. Each step was fully explained and made us feel comfortable. i would highly recommend using Honda of Chantilly and Gladys for your purchase!

Bruno Rwayitare
Bruno Rwayitare
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Was planning on buying a Toyota but Tao's customer service skills were so superior, I had to give Honda my business. Management, if you are reading this. Tao is special. His hard work brought you business! Thanks Honda!

Daryl Eckard
Daryl Eckard
GOOGLE
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Elizabeth k
Elizabeth k
GOOGLE
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Jillian P.
Jillian P.
YELP
12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

After shopping around it was clear that Honda of Chantilly is second to none on customer service and value on trade-ins. We were greeted by GM Jamal Edmonds, and worked with Mike Reeves to find the perfect lease deal for our growing family. Importantly, they listened to what we were saying -- made helpful suggestions but did not try to up-sell at every turn. I love the Honda product so far, and this is THE team of professionals you want to work with. Mike has lived all over the US, and abroad, and was very knowledgeable about the car class we were interested in and could help us compare/contrast with ease. In short, we got great value for our money, and there was no under handed sales tactics. My husband has used Mike Clancy's service team at Pohanka Acura for years, and I can now say the sales team is just as good! 5 stars.

Brian Stoepker
Brian Stoepker
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jonovan Peavie
Jonovan Peavie
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Shadane Williams was great! He was funny and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended him

T. C. Smith
T. C. Smith
GOOGLE
11-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

A FIVE STAR car buying experience for sure. If you need a Honda, seriously consider Honda of Chantilly and ask for Kirsta Hall and Courtney Accoo. They were responsive, personable, fair and honest. My car buying experience was truly no hassle. I drove from Chantilly to Williamsburg to make the purchase of a 2019 Honda Pilot. I will do it again, the next time I need a Honda.

TC S.
YELP
11-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

A FIVE STAR car buying experience for sure. If you need a Honda, seriously consider Honda of Chantilly and ask for Kirsta Hall and Courtney Accoo. They were responsive, personable, fair and honest. My car buying experience was truly no hassle. I drove from Chantilly to Williamsburg to make the purchase of a 2019 Honda Pilot. I will do it again, the next time I need a Honda.

Olivia Hyeong Eun Kim
Olivia Hyeong Eun Kim
GOOGLE
11-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Clean, spacious location. Because they are one of the larger branches in this area, they had lots of cars on hand to choose from. Jeong Lim was our salesperson. He was very attentive, explained things well for us. Deal was nice.

Anna K.
YELP
11-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I wanted buy Kia, not another Japanese car. But I ended up buying my car here because of the great experience my parents had with Jeong Lim. If he worked at Kia, I would have bought a Kia. He is accommodating and he will do his best to give you the deal!! My car buying experience has been great. I recommend him and the dealership to anyone who is interested in buying.

Mari W.
YELP
11-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This review is primarily about Nick Linton, a salesman at Honda of Chantilly. Within the last two weeks I've searched for a new that will serve me well in retirement for my trips to the local store or travels across the country. Considering my older age, I really wanted this decision to be perfect. As I explored the possibilities it became more, not less difficult due to the multitude of choices. I listened, talked, motored, ran calculations, and drank coffee with probably a dozen car salesmen in the Northern Virginia area in the last few weeks and Nick Linton stands out among them all. Accompanied by a car enthusiast friend, we were introduced to this fresh and friendly face and assured that "he would take care of us." As we began to sort out the nature of my desired car it became evident to us all that the search would not be easy, nevertheless, Nick was patient as could be and an incredibly effective listener. He knew the inventory well and discussed the pros and cons and which vehicles would or wouldn't fit in my wish-list. Nick was not hesitant to return to the manager multiple times in his effort to make the best deal possible for me. He didn't linger with the manager, either, as I have often seen, leaving the customer to brew over the conversation they cannot hear. He would always return promptly with usually good news about a price. Some of the prices were actually much lower than I expected them to be, but it WAS late in November during a push to make space for the new models. I was impressed with Nick's manner as he worked with us. I can't recall ever dealing with a more respectful, forthright, patient salesman, and he appeared to maintain that sense of integrity during each of the three visits I made to the showroom. I observed the same with the interactions he made with others as well. Although he received several calls while we were working together, he took few, if any, not wanting to interrupt our discussions and time together. However, when one came in, he smiled and said, "My dad, I've got to take it," indicating to me the truth of my observations regarding his respectful nature and character. This young man actually made my car buying experience, in addition to an education, a real pleasure! An added note, the dealership, itself, struck me positively as well, and I would recommend it to others but still advise them to see Nick! Mary W

Richard Rodriguez-Val
Richard Rodriguez-Val
GOOGLE
11-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Car Buying Funn

Trish
EDMUNDS
11-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

If you want to have a funn, low key car buying experience, I totally recommend Paul Thompson. He was helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. I appreciated his “easy going - no pressure” style. Paul went out of his way to make sure things were ready for me when I was. I love that he was just a text away!

Aqsa Zia
Aqsa Zia
GOOGLE
11-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Borna Nasri was a really nice guy! He helped me get my car as quick as possible and was very clear with all the details. He was also very patient. 10/10 would recommend!! Easiest car buying experience ever.

Reza Oshidar
Reza Oshidar
GOOGLE
11-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recently purchased my F150 from Honda of Chantilly. Shannelle Rushing was an absolute pleasure to deal with, I never felt like I was being pushed into a sale or pressured to make a decision. I was able to take my time with the vehicle and make a confident choice. The entire team at Chantilly shared these traits, and everyone was super helpful. For stress free and pleasant car buying experience, I highly recommend Shannelle and Honda of Chantilly.

Benjamin Mertan
Benjamin Mertan
GOOGLE
11-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We bought our car from Borna Nasri and he was amazing. He took the time to explain everything about the car we were buying and helped us get the best price possible. Even answered our extensive questions and was extremely patient with us. Borna was not pushy at all and made sure we were comfortable with our purchase. We will definitely refer our friends and family to come here.

Jared DellaVecchia
Jared DellaVecchia
GOOGLE
11-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I wanted to personally thank Kirsta for a very pleasant car buying experience. The process was smooth and Kirsta was very easy to talk with. From test drive to signing on the dotted line, I was treated very well. I really love my new vehicle, and would recommend Kirsta at Honda of Chantilly for your next vehicle.

nick n
nick n
GOOGLE
11-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great experience with Honda Chantilly! Nick Linton helped me pick out my car late on a Friday night. He provided exceptional customer service and did not pressure me at any point during the process. I've had bad experiences in the past buying vehicles. I would highly recommend this location and ask for Nick if he is available, thank you!

Ahsan K.
YELP
11-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I went to buy a Honda Odyssey from Pohanka Honda, it was Sunday, the store sales starts at 12 Noon, however Richard was there before even the store was opened, he was very helpful and an excellent professional sales person. He kept me up to date for an available used vehicle, early enough. I will definitely use his professional service, in future. ~Ahsan Chantilly, Virginia

Sierra Carter
Sierra Carter
GOOGLE
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kent was very helpful today! He got everything done in a timely manner and I got a little extra work done! Dakota was the technician who got the car finished in a shorter amount of time then normal! Very pleased with the visit today and look forward to working with them again

Jason K
Jason K
GOOGLE
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Shadane worked really hard to get me my car, Shadane with Pohanka Honda of Chantilly is the best and everyone that works here is lovely. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE hands down.. THANKS

Niaz Zaman
Niaz Zaman
GOOGLE
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jay Jae Joon Lee
Jay Jae Joon Lee
GOOGLE
11-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

There were so many cars to choose from and communication with the dealers was very easy. Special thanks to JL and Jose Delado Alva for their support. Thank you!!

Carlye B.
Carlye B.
YELP
11-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This place was great! I came in for my inspection and a recall on my 2012 civic. They were super quick and kept me informed at each step. Victoria checked me out and was so kind. I had a last minute question so she went and grabbed Julio from the back for me and made sure I was happy with everything before leaving.

Ricardo Hernandez
Ricardo Hernandez
GOOGLE
11-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience! Krista Hall help d through the very thing and did not pressure us at any point. She was honest and fair and really listened to our needs. I would recommend her to anyone. Made my experience enjoyable, I did not like to buy cars!

Sam Girmay
Sam Girmay
GOOGLE
11-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience at this dealership went very smoothly. Saeed helped me out and got me the car I wanted, a 2016 Civic. Although we could not get a deal done the first day, Saeed made sure to keep me updated throughout the week and found me the right car at a price that worked for me. I really appreciated that he kept me informed and worked hard to find a fair deal for me. I found the entire staff helpful and courteous. The buying process was simple and not very time consuming. Overall, I recommend Honda of Chantilly and Saeed is the man to go to for your next car.

Kevin H.
YELP
11-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Although I ultimately chose to get a Mazda instead of a Honda, I was very impressed with my experience here and will definitely return the next time I'm in the market for a car. My salesman Rich Kern was conscientious, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with.

Bill P.
YELP
11-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have been taking my family's cars here for several years now. Jason has always looked out for us and I have never had any surprise costs or delays. I've requested technicians Dustin H and David K on a coworker's recommendation and they've gone above and beyond for us several times. It's priceless to have mechanics you can trust. We'll be back. Thanks again!

Alison Leong
Alison Leong
GOOGLE
11-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Nathan Bailey
Nathan Bailey
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kate Hernandez
Kate Hernandez
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kirsta was amazing! She made the experience of buying a car pleasant and easy. We were in a time crunch and she hustled around the dealership to make sure we complete our purchase with time to spare! Highly recommend Kirsta!

shuchi gupta
shuchi gupta
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Latonia Christian
Latonia Christian
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would like to say thank you to Alvaro and Brady for the smooth transition and quick service with helping me into my new car! They were very helpful! I would recommend Honda of Chantilly!!

Read More