How Extreme Temperatures Can Affect Your Car's Battery

Extreme temperatures can affect how well your car's battery functions, and we here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Pocatello want to equip you the knowledge that you need to take great care of your car. Both hot weather and cold seasons can negatively affect the longevity of a car battery.

Extreme heat, such as the peak of summer, can alter a car's lead acid battery capacity. The battery can actually have a capacity increase of up to 12 percent, which decreases the lifespan of the battery. In frigid temperatures, a car's lead acid capacity can decrease by as much as 50 percent. This reduced capacity coupled with an increased draw on power to start the car and fuel accessories can make your car battery die more quickly in the winter.

It's always a great idea to get your battery checked before the dog days of summer or before winter ramps up. Call or visit us today to make sure that your car's battery won't leave you stranded!



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