How Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries

Batteries play a very important part of keeping your car running, and we at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Wasilla want you to be an informed driver whether you’re buying a new car or are in need of a new battery. Despite batteries being warranted for several years, things like extreme temperatures can affect the life of your battery.

While most drivers understand that extremely cold temperatures can affect both the capacity and the life span of your car’s battery, many don’t realize that extremely hot temperatures can also affect your battery. Extreme temperatures may increase the capacity of the battery’s performance, but they can also decrease the lifespan. The two main causes of battery failure are overcharging and extreme heat. Any temperatures above 77 degrees cause diminish your battery’s lifespan.

Give us a call or come see us at our Wasilla dealership, and let us answer all your battery-related question or replace your battery if necessary.



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