Understanding the Effects of Extreme Temperatures on a Car Battery

The last thing you need is for your battery to die on you. Unfortunately, at ALL STAR DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM, we see batteries dying faster than anticipated because of being exposed to extreme temperatures. Your car battery can be damaged by hot and cold weather.

When it’s really hot outside, your battery’s chemicals will heat up. This causes a lot of chemical reactions to take place, taking away the life of your battery. Whenever you can park in the shade, it can help. Otherwise, you may find that the internal components will corrode, too.

When it’s really cold outside, your battery needs to use more energy to cut through the sluggish engine oil. Plus, the chemical reactions will take longer because the chemicals are so cold. When your battery has to work harder, it cuts down the overall lifespan.



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