How Do Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Did you realize there are plenty of situations where a battery’s life can be cut short? One of these would be extreme temperatures. Consider these two situations:

Extreme Cold

First of all, even a brand new could have their capacity knocked down so low that it will no longer be able to function. How much less than would an old one be able to handle? Moreover, you will need a battery that has higher cold cranking apps (CCA) if you are going to be utilizing it a lot in extreme cold. Finally, because the motor oil gets thicker in cold weather, turning the engine over will put a further strain on the battery.

Extreme Heat

A battery depends on electrolytes to function. When they are heated up, they evaporate quicker, leading to decreased functioning. The heat also can lead to overcharging a battery, which can drastically shorten its lifespan. Keep these tips in mind and you will be able to keep your battery healthy in extreme weather situations.



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