Extreme Temperatures: Battery Killers

There is no worse feeling than getting into your car, turning the key, and nothing happens because your car battery has died. Unfortunately, during routine maintenance car owners often overlook the battery until it is too late. It is important to check your battery frequently and know what factors can decrease battery life. One factor that can decrease battery life is extreme temperature, listed below are some ways extreme weather affects your car battery:
  • Extreme Cold- Cold weather slows down chemical reactions making it difficult for your car's battery to produce the energy it needs. Cold weather also causes fluids liked engine oil to become thicker and making it harder for your engine to start causing your batter to have to work harder than it normally would (https://www.searsauto.com/car-care-101/how-does-a-change-in-weather-affect-my-cars-battery).
  • Extreme Heat- Most car owners are under the misconception that cold weather is harder on the car battery than hot weather, but this is not the case hot weather significantly shortens the lifespan of the car battery. Hot weather damages the battery because it causes battery fluid to evaporate which causes permanent damage the battery (https://www.searsauto.com/car-care-101/how-does-a-change-in-weather-affect-my-cars-battery).
At My Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT we know how weather can affect the life of your car's battery, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your car battery visit our service and repair center in Mt. Pleasant and speak with one of our experts.
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