Discover How the Weather in Spokane Affects Your Car Battery

Many people are surprised to learn that both extreme cold and extreme heat are bad for car batteries. In the extreme cold, the battery's capacity decreases by up to 50 percent, but the engine needs even more amps than usual in order to get going.

Extreme heat is also bad for car batteries. Some of the electrolyte evaporates after the temperature reaches 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Loss of electrolyte decreases the battery's capacity to deliver amps to the engine. Keeping the battery fully charged, but not overcharged, can help. Topping off the electrolyte solution also helps to maintain car battery life.

At Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Spokane, we check the cold cranking amps, voltage and electrolyte capacity of all types of car batteries. If you still have questions or concerns about your car's battery, stop in any time.

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