Learn about why your car battery won’t start this winter
No one wants to be stranded in cold weather, but this situation could happen to anyone if their car battery dies. The good news is, you can prevent this from happening to you. Keep reading to learn about why your car battery won’t start and what to do about it.
Car batteries and temperatures
The good news in the winter season is that we won’t be experiencing extreme heat. This is because high temperatures can cause battery fluid to evaporate. When the fluid evaporates, the internal structure of the battery becomes damaged. Overall, heat is a main issue for shortened battery life. Parking in the shade can help alleviate this issue, but for the next few months you should not have to worry about it.
On the flipside, extreme cold temperatures can also cause issues. For instance, a large enough drop in temperature will increase the thickness of the engine oil, which in turns makes the engine work harder to turn over and exerts more battery power. In reality, the best temperature for a battery is room temperature or mild weather. Thankfully, we don’t have the worst of it during winter in Arizona, but it is always best to keep track of temperatures.
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Car battery maintenance
Even with the luxury of mild Arizona winters, the temperatures will still decrease, and during the night they can get frigid. As we mentioned earlier, it is possible to prevent yourself from getting stranded in these cold times. The best thing to do is take your vehicle in for a maintenance appointment and get your car battery replaced. This is especially important if you notice signs of a failing battery, such as dimming lights or accessories that no longer operate. Make sure that the quality of the new battery is as high as the recommended brand for your vehicle. Schedule a service appointment with Mercedes-Benz Arrowhead Sprinter today!
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