What You Need to Know About Extreme Temperatures Around Your Car Battery

Car batteries are important to the overall function of your car. You don't want your battery to die unexpectedly, leaving you stranded somewhere. At Melloy Dodge, we want to make sure you know the effects of extreme temperatures on your battery.

Extremely cold temperatures make it harder for your battery to function. It has to work twice as hard, especially because of the thicker engine oil. With all of this added work, your battery life shortens.

Extremely hot temperatures can wreak havoc on the chemicals inside of the battery. Chemical reactions happen faster, depleting the energy. Plus, you have to worry about the internal components corroding, which can result in you having to get a new battery sooner than the anticipated lifespan. Storing your car in a garage can help with both hot and cold temperatures.



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