Extreme weather can be detrimental to your car or truck battery. This is especially true when temperature comes into play with the general perception that extreme cold weather will affect your car battery’s performance. This is in fact true, but believe it or not extreme heat actually has a far greater impact than the cold! How can this be the case? Let’s take a closer look!
How Can Heat Affect Your Car Battery?
With the average daily high temperature increasing as we dive into the Summer season, the chances that your car battery is impacted rise dramatically. The average lifespan of a car battery is three to seven years, but this time span will reduce greatly in warmer-climate areas. First off, the excessive heat your car battery endures helps to accelerate the battery’s chemical operation which causes the battery fluid to evaporate. This lack of battery fluid then permanently damages the internal structure of the car battery. In addition, the amount of sulfates affecting the battery increases with heat which puts a constant strain on your battery. Recent tests have shown that every 15 degrees the temperature rises, the life of a typical car battery decreases by 50%! For instance, a car battery which should last 10 years at a temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit might only last 5 years at 92 degrees. This is quite a significant change in lifespan, but thankfully there are precautions you can take with the assistance of our services and products at Battery Joe to reduce the impact!
Reduce the Damage of Hot Weather on Your Battery!
When it comes to preserving your car battery’s lifespan, the first precaution you should take is parking your car or truck in a shaded area as much as possible. This simple change to your everyday life will reduce the amount of extreme heat affecting your battery. In addition, you need to make sure you routinely clean and maintain your car battery. Battery Joe provides a variety of these products such as Whip Battery Protector which stops battery corrosion from occurring. Last but not least, getting your Car battery tested every so often will let you know how well it is performing. Battery Joe also provides FREE car battery testing for all batteries you bring into our store. We also offer remote services as well where we can run these tests at your location and even provide free jump-starts if needed! If an issue is found, our associates will advise you on the best route to take.
Useful Services at Battery Joe
Are you at the point where a new car battery is needed? Not a problem! Battery Joe provides quality car batteries through their Evermax line with the best price-point in the area! In addition, Battery Joe also offers FREE installation for all batteries either at one of our stores, or at your specific location through our pick-up & delivery service. Our SLI battery prices are $119.99 with a two-year warranty and $139.99 for a three-year warranty battery. If you have any further questions needing an answer, our associates at Battery Joe are always ready to help!