Does the Weather in Saint James Affect Your Car Battery?

During the wintertime, you might notice that it's harder to start your car. This is because the lead acid battery's capacity to deliver amps to the engine decreases by a significant amount. At 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery capacity drops by 20 percent, and at -22 degrees Fahrenheit, it drops by 50 percent.

Many people are surprised that hot weather is also problematic for batteries. The heat evaporates some of the electrolyte, decreasing the battery's capacity. For every 15 degrees Fahrenheit above 77 degrees, the battery's capacity to deliver amps to the engine decreases by an astonishing 50 percent.

Stop in to our service center at Lincoln of Smithtown for a battery test. We can check the cold cranking amps, connections and alternator. If you have any other questions about car batteries, our team is ready to help.

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