What Does Weather Do to Your Car's Battery?

Car batteries last a long time, but they don't always respond well to extremes in the weather. Terrible weather could outright kill a battery. You may have experienced this annoying situation and wondered "Why do batteries go dead in extreme temperatures?"

Extremely cold weather causes a major decrease in battery capacity. In extremely hot weather, the opposite reaction occurs. Battery capacity increases. Increased capacity isn't always beneficial. The life of a battery may decline when an increase occurs.

With winter season doesn't always cause decreased capacity. The draw from the starter motor and accessories increases. All this drains the battery and kills it. A hotshot becomes necessary to start the battery up. At a certain point, however, a battery does need to be replaced.

If your battery keeps dying, bring your vehicle over to Warrensburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat, and we'll help you choose a new one. Our selection of batteries is one of the best in the local Warrensburg, MO region.

 

 

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