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Don’t Get Stranded: Here are Top States for Dead Car Batteries

August 2018 | By Paul Watley

A dead car battery can lead to dire consequences. Extreme weather, vehicle age and poor maintenance are just several reasons your battery can die. Interstate Batteries ranked all 50 states to see which were prone to dead car batteries and several are in need of a recharge.

“A dead car battery is more than just an inconvenience, and the only way to know if it’s time for a new car battery or not is to get it tested,” says Hayley Horn, Marketing Insights Manager, Interstate Batteries.

The Top Dead Car Battery States list is based on 2017 battery replacement rates per state, adjusted for population, vehicle age, weather and geography. The replacement rate is increasing quickly due to more weather extremes and the average age of vehicles increasing.

From daily carpool to long road trips, drivers living in one of the top states shouldn’t let themselves get stranded on the side of the road. Instead, take preventative measures and get your battery tested to ensure your car can get you from point A to point B hassle-free.

 Top Dead Car Battery States: 

  1. Florida
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arizona
  4. California
  5. Mississippi
  6. Nevada
  7. Texas
  8. Alabama
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Georgia
  11. Arkansas
  12. New York
  13. South Carolina
  14. Tennessee
  15. Virginia
  16. New Mexico
  17. Kentucky
  18. Hawaii
  19. Kansas
  20. West Virginia
  21. Missouri
  22. North Carolina
  23. Indiana
  24. Illinois
  25. Montana
  26. Rhode Island
  27. Nebraska
  28. Maryland
  29. Oregon
  30. Colorado
  31. New Jersey
  32. Massachusetts
  33. Connecticut
  34. Alaska
  35. Utah
  36. Ohio
  37. Pennsylvania
  38. Idaho
  39. Washington
  40. Wyoming
  41. South Dakota
  42. Michigan
  43. Maine
  44. Iowa
  45. Vermont
  46. Delaware
  47. North Dakota
  48. Minnesota
  49. Wisconsin
  50. New Hampshire

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