Extreme Temperatures and the Effect on Your Car

Your car's battery performs at its best when it maintains 80 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. Extremely cold or warm weather causes this perfectly balanced temperature to fluctuate, which is bad news for your battery. Extreme heat causes the chemical activity in your battery to accelerate while extremely cold temperatures cause your battery to run slowly.

During seasons when the weather is cold, warm up your car before going somewhere, but make sure you're not warming your car up in an enclosed garage. Make sure your garage is clear of debris, such as trash and storage items. During hot weather months, park your car in the shade as much as possible.

Make sure your oil is current on oil changes and other required maintenance remains up-to-date. Keeping up with the maintenance on your car is a good way to ensure it makes it through extreme weather. If you take care of your car, your car will take care of you.



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