How Temperature Extremes Affect Your Battery

If your battery isn't as new as it used to be, you might notice a drop-off of its performance during cold or warm weather. Although winter temperatures are famous for adversely affecting batteries, hot summer temperatures can also take a toll.

Your engine demands plenty of power to start when temperatures are cold. At the same time, cold reduces your battery's ability to maintain a charge. The result is battery failure, leaving you stranded in the midst of winter. In the summer, high temperatures actually cause your battery to work harder than it should, sapping its lifespan. The electrolyte cocktail inside your battery can evaporate as temperatures rise, requiring you to fill it with distilled water so that levels don't drop to the point where the battery is permanently damaged.

Get your battery checked and serviced before summer or winter weather sets in by visiting the service center at Advantage Lincoln in Fremont, OH.

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