CAN EXTREME TEMPERATURE AFFECT MY CAR BATTERY?
If you’ve noticed your car battery doesn’t seem to last as long as usual, you aren’t going crazy. Extreme weather temperatures can actually impact the effectiveness of your battery. Here’s how.
Lead car batteries are designed to function appropriately in spite of the weather. This means that whether you’re driving in a snowstorm or the middle of summer, you should experience the same capabilities and functions from your battery. This isn’t always the case, though. Studies show that in freezing weather, lead battery capacity plummets up to 20% from its normal abilities. This means that it isn’t going to work as well when it’s cold outside. Alternately, battery capacity increases in the summertime with very hot temperatures.
It’s important to have your battery checked before you take a long drive. This will ensure that your battery works as well as possible and that there are no unexpected problems that arise on your trip. Schedule an appointment with our service center today.