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Battery Life

Updated: Jul 2, 2018

“Doug, hi, I need a new battery for my Audi. Do you sell those?” We do indeed, Customer!


When we asked him to send us the dimensions, he replied with this little gem of a drawing:


We recommend the battery in your Volkswagen and or Audi be replaced every five years regardless, because batteries typically do not last longer than that. By that time it is not a matter of ‘if,’ but rather when. We also recommend replacing the battery as you head into the winter months as we see a higher rate of battery failure during the winter season.


When the engine is running and the battery light on the instrument cluster is ON, your vehicle does not necessarily need a new battery. Often this is an indication of other issues. So, how to know if your Volkswagen or Audi needs a new battery?

  • when attempting to start the vehicle, sometimes the engine won’t turn over properly—this could also be a sign of any number of issues aside from battery failure

  • leaking

  • end of battery life—five years; check the date on the battery to see when it was last replaced


If you are unsure, feel free to stop by and we can check the date and test your battery for you.


We do sell Volkswagen and Audi OEM replacement batteries as it is our experience that they last the longest and cost around the same as an aftermarket battery. And, like all parts we install, we offer a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty on batteries.

Volkswagen and Audi replacement batteries

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