The Effect of Extreme Temperatures on Your Battery

Extreme temperature swings can have a negative effect on your car's battery. In the dead of winter or the heat of summer, you may discover your car simply won't start. Understanding how your battery functions will help you to be a better informed car owner.

The capacity of your battery to hold a charge is diminished by up to 50 percent in cold weather. In extreme heat, the opposite is true, and car batteries actually improve their efficiency, which comes at the cost of depleting the overall lifespan. The demand of starting your car in the winter may exceed your battery's ability to deliver the charge needed. In summer, batteries overcharge in the heat, causing their lifespan to decrease significantly.

If you have any questions about your battery, don't hesitate to call or visit us at Monroeville Kia in Monroeville, PA. We're always happy to help you with every aspect of your car's care.

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