The battery in your car is very important. Without a properly working battery, you might find yourself stranded. So, at Wrench, we recommend taking good care of it and there's a lot of different ways to do that. Check out our blog post about how you can extend the battery life for your car at https://wrench.com/blog/how-to-extend-your-cars-battery-life/.
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With that said, there are some things that are out of your control that can affect your car's battery life such as the weather. Super cold weather can strain your car battery and extremely hot weather can cause your battery to overheat. The best weather for your car's battery is in between the two extremes, otherwise known as temperate climates.
Make sure to be aware of the weather situation and to get your battery tested more often. The voltage of your car's battery should always be within the appropriate range. If you would like to learn more about how to test your own car battery, check out our blog post at https://wrench.com/blog/how-to-test-my-car-battery/.
State Of Health
Your car battery's State of Health (SOH) is a way of comparing the condition of your car's battery with it's ideal condition. When a battery is brand new, it will have a SOH of 100%. As time goes on, this percentage will decrease until you need a new battery. The weather can also cause your battery's SOH to decrease faster.
What Can You Do?
If your car is being exposed to cold weather, there are ways to protect your battery as long as possible. These tips won't stop the deterioration of your car battery, as time is also a big factor, but they will slow the rate of deterioration. This will save you both time and money, so get out a pen and a piece of paper so you can take notes and start implementing these tips in your everyday routine.
- Park Your Car Inside The Garage
- Let Your Car Warm Up Before Turning On All The Features
- Clean Off Your Car Battery
- Jumpstart Your Car
- Get Your Battery Tested
However, if your car is exposed to hot weather, you can also work to protect your battery from extreme temperatures. Don't just sit around and wait for the inevitable death of your battery! Try out our tips and care for your battery the way it deserves.
- Keep Your Car In The Shade
- Be Aware Of Your Fluid Levels
- Clean Off Your Battery
- Have A Professional Check It Out
The on-demand technicians at Wrench are ready to help you out with any battery related issues you might be dealing with! Need a new battery? We got you covered! Our convenient, reliable battery services are just a click away. Simply log onto our website and book an appointment. Be sure to request a battery related service and we will get you on our schedule with a time and place that works best for you. We can't wait to see you soon!
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