The Impact of Extreme Temperatures on Car Batteries

If you live in an area where the temperature can vary vastly throughout the year, it is a good idea to pay extra attention to your car battery.

Many car batteries die in the winter because extremely reduced temperatures can also reduce the capacity of lead acid car batteries. In the summer, hot temperatures can conversely increase the capacity of lead acid car batteries, but this means that their overall life span is reduced. It is important to keep your battery charged in the winter because your car can require extra amps to get started in the cold. Regular maintenance on your batter is important in the summer so that its expanded capacity does not knock out its life span unexpectedly.

The key to a long battery life is having your car properly maintained throughout the year and being extra conscious of how your car performs differently in changing temperatures.



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