Understanding How Extreme Temperatures Affect Your Vehicle Battery

The cold temperatures of winter have settled in all over Shelburne. It is important at any time of the year to understand how extreme temperatures can affect the battery of your vehicle. You certainly do not want to be left in the cold without a functioning car battery so be sure that you take the proper precautions during this time of year.

Batteries tend to die in the winter because of the increased energy draw from the car's accessories combined with the increased draw from the starter motors. The reduced capacity of the battery is also a factor that will increase the chances that it will die in the winter.

Contrary to popular belief, batteries can also die in the warmer summer months. The warmer temperatures lead to a shorter battery life in general. Overcharging the battery can also lead to a higher chance of failure during the summer months.

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