Extreme Temperatures Take a Toll on Your Car Battery

You're bound to experience hot and cold temperatures to the extreme in Scranton. At Matt Burne Honda, we want you to know how these temperatures can impact your car battery. A little bit of added TLC can help you to extend the life of your battery.

Hot temperatures will cause added chemical reactions inside of the battery. This can wear down the life of the battery quickly. If you let the car sit out in the sun for extended periods, the heat can also lead to internal combustion. Keep your car in the shade whenever possible.

Cold temperatures have the opposite effect. Instead of faster chemical reactions, they're slower. Engine oil becomes thicker when it's cold outside. This means your battery has to work twice as hard, which depletes battery power faster. Storing your car in the garage when it's cold or snowing out can help a lot.

 

 

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