How Temperature Extremes Affect Your Battery

Anyone who has been left stranded by a dead battery will find a new appreciation for how much impact this engine component has. Providing the first spark to fire your engine makes it a vital part of its everyday functioning. Ensure your battery will work whenever you need it by regularly servicing it, especially when heading into winter and summer.

Cold temperatures affect the fluid in your battery just as they do regular water. As temperatures drop below freezing, the electrolyte cocktail in a new battery can withstand freezing to minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit, far longer than a weak battery. If you suspect your aging battery can't properly hold a charge in subzero temperatures, it may be time to get a new one. In the summer, high temperatures cause a battery to work harder, shortening its lifespan and potentially evaporating its fluid.

We'll give your battery a thorough inspection and provide any servicing it needs at Finch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

 

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