What Happens to Your Battery in Extreme Temperatures?

Most people are aware of the fact that very cold weather conditions can drain a battery. Temperatures below freezing reduce your battery's capacity to turn the starter motor and get your car on the move. Just as very cold temperatures can cause problems for your car's battery, very warm conditions are detrimental to battery life as well.

In very warm conditions, the battery on your vehicle may become overworked. It may actually perform over capacity, and this will cut the life of your battery down quickly. In hot temperatures, your battery may work harder to provide power to your car's air-conditioner, lights and other electrical components running all at the same time. When the battery works too hard, it may stop working altogether.

If you live in Portsmouth or the surrounding areas, contact the service experts at Port City Chrysler Dodge with your battery questions. If you need a new battery, the service center has batteries to meet your needs.

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