Watching Your Car Battery in the Summer

In the summer, you have to pay special attention to the battery in your car. This is so that you can avoid any sudden problems with your vehicle. Hot temperatures can actually shorten your battery life when it gets to the extreme level of heat. The life of a battery is reduced by 50% for each rise in temperature by 15 degrees.

In order to know what you can do to keep your battery working throughout the hotter days, you have to look at the major factors. One major factor is overheating in the vehicle. This could significantly reduce your battery life.

You have to watch the electrolytes in your batteries during the hotter seasons because heat causes them to evaporate. The electrolytes have to be topped up. A battery running on depleted electrolytes are going to be vulnerable to permanent damage which can result in the need for a new battery.

 

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