Are Extreme Temperatures Affecting the Condition of My Car Battery?

The longer the battery is in your vehicle, the more it has to deal with the extreme cold and heat every year. These huge swings in temperature are having a negative impact on the car battery in a number of ways.

When the temperatures outside begin to plummet, the car battery has to work harder to be able to perform the chemical reactions needed to get power. If the temperatures get too extreme, the liquids inside of the battery may become thicker, expanding and pushing the boundaries of the casing, causing even more damage.

In the heat of summer, the car battery is pushed to another extreme. Now those liquids in the battery are boiling and could start to evaporate the longer the heat persists. Fewer chemicals mean the battery has to work even harder to be able to get the car to crank over.

Visit Piazza Mazda of Reading and our service experts will test the battery and recommend a replacement it needed.

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