Extreme Temperatures Can Affect the Automotive Battery

It can be important to check the charge on your car battery as part of your regular vehicle maintenance. But, when is a good time to check the battery? As extreme temperatures can negatively affect the life of the battery either directly or indirectly, it is often a good idea to check the battery in the spring and in the fall.

Very cold temperatures can cause the capacity of a battery to be lowered. In the cold, starters can have increased amperage demands, which will, in turn, increase the demand on the battery. Thicker engine oil in the winter months will make the engine work harder to turn over, which again will further drain the battery. Extreme heat can shorten the life of a battery, and higher temperatures can cause the battery fluid to evaporate more quickly.

If you would like to have your battery checked, bring your vehicle in to Craft Hyundai, and we will check the battery for you. We can provide this and any other service you may require.



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