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Why Do Car Batteries Die in the Winter?

Batteries are necessary and important in a car. But, they are also very delicate, and therefore you must pay a lot of attention with them. Batteries of the cars tend to fail when exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures. Batteries can stop working at any moment, creating difficulties for the driver.

What to do in that case?

There are things you need to take into consideration. Next, I will give you explanations of what cold and heat temperatures can cause in batteries:

• In Extreme Cold

In times of extreme cold, lead acid batteries can reduce their capacity by 20 percent. But if the temperature drops to -22 degrees Fahrenheit, the duration is even shorter. Duration capacity is reduced to 5 percent. This percentage is based on relatively new or very new batteries. Now that, if the car battery is very old, that can be reduced even more.

• In Extreme Heat

Just as cold can be bad for batteries, so can extremely heat. Battery life can be reduced to 50 percent above 92 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, in the Arizona desert, your batteries are only expected to last you two to three years, and you may have to replace it with a brand new one.

Those are the reasons of why batteries die and as driver you will need to check them to avoid yourself with unpleasant or dangerous driving moments. It's so necessary that you check your batteries when change of weather season is happening, you need to bring your car to an expert that can tell you what need to be fixed and if your batteries are not in good condition. If you already know your car needs a new one, and winter is coming, don't wait to the last minute for it.

If you need battery repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle into Fuller Automotive today!


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