Extreme temperatures can take a toll on your car battery

Your car's battery is kind of like it's heart, and the heart doesn't really like really cold or really hot temperatures. Maybe you've noticed, but your battery may not perform as well when faced with temperature extremes. Here are some of the reasons why.

Your car battery essentially operates via electrochemical reactions, and extreme temperatures can interfere in the process. Cold weather especially can have an effect on your battery. When it's really cold in Humboldt, it can be harder for your battery to provide the sufficient charge needed to start your vehicle. Most batteries are rated as reliable down to a certain temperature.

Hot weather can affect your battery, too, but in more of a long-term way. Batteries repeatedly exposed to high temperatures may experience corrosion, which lowers the lifespan of the battery.

 

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