How Extreme Temperature Changes Affect Car Batteries

When preparing for a long trip in the winter, it is always a good idea for drivers to prepare their vehicles appropriately to avoid any damage. Temperature changes can result in all types of problems for car batteries, especially if the driver is not prepared. But just how does extreme temperature cause such problems?

Most gas-powered vehicles feature lead-acid batteries, which are extremely susceptible to temperature changes. In both cold weather extremes, these batteries suffered a performance decrease of as high as 20 percent. Older models that feature less advanced batteries may suffer even further because of the way the cold affects the battery's functioning.

If you are not sure whether your vehicle is ready for winter driving, be sure to stop by and speak with the professionals at Davis Hyundai. We will be more than happy to prepare your car for any temperature extremes.



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