Keeping Your Car Battery Ready for the Extremes

With the exception of lithium-ion packs, battery technology has remained relatively unchanged for the past 50 years. Lead acid batteries still dominate the automotive market because of their relatively low price, stable and reusable cells, and resistance to wide temperatures and vibration. However, while the lead-acid battery is able to handle a wide range of temperatures, extremely high or low temperatures can begin to expose faults in older batteries. Water is a major component in lead-acid batteries.

Just as water freezes at low temps and boils at high temps, batteries begin to become inefficient at temperatures substantially below zero and approaching boiling. This is also the reason that more batteries will be affected by low temperatures than by high temperatures, as freezing weather is much more common than high temperatures approaching boiling temperature.

You can safeguard yourself against battery failure by checking your battery and charging system with the professionals at Lithia Nissan of Eugene.



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