Extreme Temperatures Harm Batteries

March 29th, 2018 by

The freezing temperatures of winter and the scorching temperatures of summer both take a toll on humans and the cars that they drive. One part of your car that is greatly affected by extremes of heat and cold is your car’s battery.


While many people don’t realize it, the extreme heat of summer is often harder on your battery than the cold weather. Very warm temperatures can make the battery operate above efficiency. This causes the battery to wear down at a faster rate. In the cold weather, the battery can freeze up at extremely cold temperatures. Its capacity is reduced for every degree that the temperature falls below the freezing mark. As much as 20 to 50 percent of battery capacity can be lost.

Before the extremes of either winter or summer set in, stop in and meet with the staff at Walser Automotive Group Service Center to have your battery checked or reach out to any of our 25 locations across the Twin Cities Metro. If needed, the service department can install a new battery.

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