AAA Car Battery: An Earth-Friendly Product
Do you know what’s under your hood? If your answer is the most recycled consumer product in the world, you’d be correct. Lead car batteries have the highest collection and recycling rate of any type of battery. According to Essential Energy Everyday, lead car batteries have a recycling rate of nearly 100 percent! Even better? With a circular economy, the lead in car batteries is infinitely recyclable, meaning it can be used over and over with no loss of performance.
Vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE) aren’t the only ones equipped with a lead battery. Virtually every hybrid and fully electric vehicle requires a lead battery to power critical onboard functions. That’s a lot of lead!
As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, you can feel good about where your car battery goes when it reaches the end of its lifespan. Essential Energy Everyday reports that more than 130 million lead batteries are recycled and kept from landfills every year. And, as the most environmentally friendly battery technology, a new lead battery is typically made from more than 80 percent recycled material.
Supporting Environmental Protection
AAA takes great pride in its long-standing reputation for environmental protection. When you use AAA for car battery replacement, responsible battery recycling is automatically built into your service. Using an EPA-approved recycling center, we recycle every lead battery we replace. Even better? Nearly 100 percent of every used battery we collect is recycled!
The AAA Mobile Battery Service Program
A lead car battery usually lasts for three to six years, depending on a variety of factors – extreme heat or cold, harsh wear and tear, short, infrequent drives, etc. When the time comes to replace it, call AAA Mobile Battery Service. A AAA Battery Service Technician will come to you – at work, at home, almost anywhere – to deliver and install a new battery onsite. Plus, in keeping with our commitment to greater sustainability for the planet, AAA Technicians will safely recycle your old battery.
For more information about AAA’s Mobile Battery Service, visit AAA.com/Battery or call 1.800.AAA.HELP for car battery service.