How Temperature Extremes Affect Your Battery

If you've ever had to wait for a jump start or a tow truck in freezing temperatures, you know that winter weather can be hard on batteries. While most people don't associate the summer with battery trouble, hot days can also take a toll on your battery's performance.

Your battery contains a liquid electrolyte solution, which can freeze when temperatures dip below zero if your battery is weak. Your heater, lights, windshield wipers and other systems you use to counteract the cold also make large demands on your battery, which it can't always supply as it ages. When temperatures get hotter, your battery can actually overwork, causing its lifespan to shorten considerably. Its electrolyte liquid can also start to evaporate, which requires filling it with distilled water to return it to its proper level.

Get your car ready for the season ahead by visiting Grand Valley Auto Lakewood for a full inspection and servicing of your battery.

 

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