How Temperature Affects the Battery

The battery in your car is designed to provide power to the starter motor to turn over the engine. It also allows you to operate the headlights and other car accessories. When a battery is run down, you will experience problems starting and operating your vehicle.

Extremes of temperature are a major factor in shortening battery life. If it is below freezing, your battery output can drop more than 20 percent. In very cold temperatures, the battery can freeze up and die. In very warm weather, the heat actually causes your battery to work beyond capacity thus shortening the life of your battery. If your battery wears down enough your car will not start possibly leaving you stranded.

If you live in Melbourne, FL, come into the service department at Volvo of Melbourne for a battery check. The service professionals can test your battery, and a new battery can be installed if needed.

 

 

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