Summer heat kills battery life

When you think of a dead car battery, you probably think about it being the dead of winter. You go out and try to start your car one frigid morning and nothing happens. It’s true that battery failures can occur in colder weather but that’s not usually what has caused the problem. The drain on the battery’s resources most likely occurred during the summer’s hot weather.

According to the Car Care Council, a group that represents automotive repair shops, your battery is more likely to fail in summer months than in winter months.

“Summer heat is the real culprit,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Many battery problems start long before the temperatures drop. Heat, more than cold, shortens battery life.”

Have your battery checked with us during your next service. Routine checks can help you from being stranded due to a dead battery.

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