When temperatures drop below freezing, the holding capacity of your car battery drops by at least 20 percent. When temps are in the 90s, your battery works harder, which shortens its life. Extreme temperatures can drain your battery enough for it to die.

In cold temperatures, the amps needed from the battery can actually increase. Motor oil is thick, and the engine is harder to start. That means the starter demands more amps to get things started. The battery is already at lower capacity. At some point, the amount of amps needed won't be there.

In hot temperatures, the holding capacity of the battery increases. But, this increase in capacity comes at a price. It cuts the life of the battery in half. Eventually, you won't be able to start your engine when you most need it. Routine battery service can help. Get your battery serviced at the Landmark Lincoln service department in Englewood.

 

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