Extreme Temperatures and Your Car’s Battery
When your car battery is dead or dying, you may think that you just need a jump to get going again. However, if your battery continues to die in cold or hot weather, you may need to replace your battery before you get stranded on the side of the road. Batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures due to the chemicals inside of the casing.
These same chemicals are responsible for holding a charge and generating electrical energy that feeds your engine. If you are not able to start your car on a particularly cold morning, it’s probably because your battery has lost its charge and can’t generate enough for a new one. Batteries need a high CCA rating to be able to withstand cold temperatures.
However, if you live in a warm area with extremely hot temperatures, your battery may overheat, causing the chemicals to leak and corrode the connectors on top of the battery. If this happens, your battery won’t be able to send the charge to the alternator. If you have issues with your battery, get it fixed here at Waseca Chrysler Center at 1800 W Elm Ave.