Extreme Temperatures and Car Batteries - What You Need to Know

The time of the year is upon us when extreme temperatures are a concern for vehicle owners. At Budd Baer Mazda we want to make sure you have the information you need to understand how extreme temperatures affect your car's battery. This will help you select the proper battery for your vehicle.

The most important thing to understand is that both cold and hot temperatures can affect a car battery. In fact, hot temperatures often cause more damage to batteries. It is extremes in temperature that cause a problem, not the temperature itself. While cold temperatures drop the capacity of your battery by as much as 50 percent, hot extremes can decrease a battery's overall lifespan.

Here in Washington our trained staff can help you by answering any battery-related questions you may have. You might also want to schedule a battery test so that you can be prepared for those extreme temperatures.

 

 

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