The Weather Can Affect Your Car's Battery

There are many different reasons why your car battery may not work as well when the weather gets warmer or colder. Batteries may not respond well to the need to provide more power on a cold morning. Engine oil can also play a role in making the engine harder to start as it thickens in cold weather.

Ideally, you will have your battery inspected for damage before the winter hits. This is because terminal connection corrosion or a lack of electrolyte could cause damage to the battery. However, be sure not to overcharge the battery in the summer. This could cause it to overheat or explode in extreme cases.

Generally speaking, leaving the lights on in the car will not cause serious problems. Instead, an increased use of headlights and other electric components while driving could cause a battery to wear down faster than expected.



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