How important is it that your VW or Audi starts when you need it to? If you are like most people it’s very important, you have things to do and places to be. The first and usually the most important aspect of getting your car started is a strong battery. Batteries have a finite life span, the average car battery lasts 4-6 years. There are some things you can do to get the most life possible out of your battery though. First make sure your battery stays clean. Corrosion on the battery posts and cables can cause a poor connection and also a drain on your battery. Another important aspect of long battery life for your Volkswagen or Audi is to make sure the battery is secure and is not sliding around. A loose battery can become damaged from vibration. Also it can sometimes let the battery posts touch something metal potentially causing a fire. If your VW or Audi has been sounding a little tired on start up or if you just want your battery checked to be on the safe side call VW Specialties.