How Does Your Car Battery Hold Up in Extreme Temperatures?

Extreme temperatures are no-good for your car's battery. When the temperature drops below freezing, the battery's capacity is down by at least 20 percent. If the air gets down to -22 degrees Fahrenheit, the lead-acid battery loses half of its power. This could make it difficult to start your car in extremely cold weather.

Extreme heat is also bad for car batteries, but in a different way. At high temperatures, the battery's capacity increases. At 122 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery has about 20 percent more capacity than it does at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately, extreme heat decreases the lifespan of a lead-acid car battery, necessitating a faster replacement for the unit.

Our associates at Gordie Boucher Nissan offer battery tests and replacements if extreme heat or cold has worn out your battery.

 

 

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