Why are Summer Months Hard on Batteries?

Drivers know how hard cold winters can be on car batteries, but how many people realize that the hot summer months can be just as hard on batteries? What is it about summer that’s so hard on batteries? At Planet FIAT, we want to help you understand the importance of good battery maintenance. We also want you to be an informed driver when buying your next battery or a new car. Come see us today.

Extreme temperatures can be very harmful to car batteries. A battery used in temperatures of 77° will generally last around 50% longer than one used in 92° temperatures. The reason is that hot temperatures cause the battery’s electrolytes to overheat and evaporate. Monitoring the battery’s electrolyte level and avoiding driving in extreme temperatures can add to the lifespan of the battery.

Still have concerns about your battery? Stop at our store in Miami and allow us to answer all your battery-related questions.


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