Many car owners believe that cold weather kills batteries. It is true that batteries often need to be replaced in the winter, but that does not mean cold temperatures are the culprit.

Batteries have increased capacity in warmer temperatures, but this increase in charge they can hold can actually shorten their life. In fact, batteries that usually operate at 77 degrees last about 50 percent longer than those that operate at 92 degrees.

Winter demands more from a car's battery. For one thing, it takes more power to turn the starter motor. All of this extra demand from a battery that has been through several summers and winters can cause it to leave you high and dry.

It is important to have your battery tested and serviced regularly so you can be sure it will not let you down. Come on down to Crest Lincoln with any questions you have about your car battery.



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