Winter can be difficult on car batteries. But, did you know that more batteries die in the summer than in the winter? The truth is, hot weather and cold weather affect how well your battery performs. Here's what you need to know.

Lead-acid batteries can work through a wide range of temperatures. However, extreme cold can reduce the capacity of this type of battery. At freezing, a lead-acid battery can lose 20 percent of its capacity. When it hits -22 °F, that capacity is down to 50 percent or less.

The hot temps of summer don't do the battery any good either. In places where temperatures run in the 90s through the summer, the battery's life can get cut in half. The best thing to do is keep your battery in good condition. When you have questions about your battery, bring your vehicle in to the service department at Bob Utter Lincoln.

 

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