It can be easy to overlook the fact that your car is a complex machine. It requires maintenance and upkeep to keep running smoothly, and one of those components is the battery—the heart of your vehicle. Your car battery powers everything from the headlights all the way to the heater. Though they last a few years, you will purchase several batteries during the life of your vehicle. When your battery dies or shows signs of wear, it's time for a replacement.
When it's time to replace your car battery, the question arises, what do you do with the old one? Can you throw it in the trash? Is recycling a more sustainable option and safer for me? These are some common questions regarding your next steps. The good news is that dozens of resources are available to you to help you along the way.