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Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer Did you know that heat can be more damaging than cold temperatures when it comes to your car battery? According to the Car Care Council, the average life of a car battery is 3.5 years, but that lifespan is even shorter in warmer climates. This is because excessive heat and overcharging are the two main culprits of diminished battery life. Luckily, preventive maintenance goes a long way toward extending the life of your battery. Be sure to read your vehicle’s owner manual and become familiar with what kind of battery is in your vehicle, where it’s located, how to safely clean it, and what the indicator light could mean for your vehicle. If you find yourself stuck with a dead battery, you can jump-start it following these steps: 1. Find a good working battery to help jump-start your dead one. Get the car with the good battery close enough so that your jumper cables can reac ... read more

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