Auto Battery Feels the Summer Heat Too
Most people think that the battery in your car is affected more by the cold temperatures of winter, but that is not the case. Summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to your battery. Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main things that will kill your battery. Heat causes the fluid inside your car battery to evaporate which damages the internal structure of the battery. This damage causes the voltage regulator to allow too high charging rate leading to the slow death of your battery.
The typical battery life is about 3 – 5 years. To get the most out of your car battery life follow these simple steps:
- Be sure the electrical system to charging at the proper rate. Overcharging can damage a battery as quickly as undercharging.
- Always replace a battery with one that is at least rated as high as the one originally specified.
- Keep the top of the battery clean. Dirt becomes a conductor which drains battery power.
If you are having problems with your car battery, Val & Mike’s Auto Repair can help. For questions or concerns call us at 714-375-3145.