Protect Your Car Battery in Extreme Weather

We've all been there: it's -0 outside and your car just won't start. Chances are that the cold weather has killed your battery. But why does this happen? And how can you stop it from happening? Extreme cold and hot weather can negatively affect any standard lead acid battery.

In cold temperatures, a lead acid battery can lose an average of 20 to 50 percent of its' capacity to function. And in hot weather, you may have the opposite problem. Studies have shown that extremely hot weather can increase a battery's operating capacity, which will decrease the battery's overall lifespan. If it's cold outside, make sure to keep your battery properly charged at all times. And if the temperature is scorching hot, make sure to keep an eye on your electrolyte load.

Got questions about your battery? Come and see our knowledgeable team members today. We can even replace your battery if needed.

 

 

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