Crank it up all year long.
Extreme temperatures are tough on batteries. Have your technician check the condition of your battery before those hot and cold months. You’ll be glad you did.
Summer isn’t fun for batteries.
Did you know there’s water in your battery? Extreme heat can make it evaporate more quickly. When the water level gets too low, heat can destroy your battery cells.
- Heat can affect how long it takes a battery to recharge.
- High temperatures can make your battery work harder, shortening its life.
- Extreme heat can drain your battery faster—especially if you run a lot of electronics, like a DVD player.
- Summer heat causes metal to expand, which can loosen your battery connections.
Winter temperatures cause trouble, too.
- Frigid temperatures reduce your battery’s engine cranking power.
- If it gets too cold, the electrolyte solution can freeze and the battery can lose a lot of power.
- Cold thickens engine oil, making it harder for your engine to turn over. And it probably doesn’t help that your fuel is cold, too.
- We use our lights, defroster, and wipers more often in the winter. This uses a lot of power and requires your battery to work harder.
- Low temperatures can corrode battery terminals and keep you from getting full power from your car.