How Temperature Extremes Affect Your Vehicle Battery

While many people equate a dead battery with the cold temperature extremes of the winter months, batteries can also be negatively affected by hot weather. Lead-acid batteries are engineered to function in a myriad of temperature extremes, however, it is not uncommon for the performance to suffer during large swings.

Batteries are more likely to die in the cold weather because of their reduced capacity to perform under the extreme temperatures, the increased draw from the starter motor, and the increased usage of vehicle accessories such as headlights and windshield wipers. During the warmer summer months, batteries are more likely to suffer because of the heat and the overcharging of the component.

Our team of professional sales associates want you to be an informed driver. We welcome you to reach out to the automotive experts at Wissler Motors in Mount Joy, PA with any questions that you may have about your vehicle's battery.

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