Cold Weather is Only Half the Reason Your Car Battery Dies

If you live in a climate that gets extremely cold in the winter, you've probably experienced a dead battery that occurred at the worst possible time: negative zero-degree Fahrenheit temperatures. Most people think that's when a battery is most likely to die, but cold weather is only half of the story.

Extremely cold weather, along with increased need for other instruments on the vehicle, such as windshield wipers, can lessen how much amperage that the battery can create. But there is also a problem with extremely hot temperatures. When the weather gets really hot, it actually temporarily increases the amperage capacity, but it also lessens the lifespan of the battery.

If you need your vehicle's battery tested, or if you know that your vehicle needs a new battery, come to Star Volvo Cars Greensburg. We'll do the test for you and install a new battery if you need one.

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