Extreme Temperatures Start a Domino Effect at the Expense of Your Battery

February 16th, 2018 by

Winter is not only tough on your chapped hands, dry lips and challenged immune systems, it’s also hard on your car. Everything in your vehicle tends to struggle a little more when it gets really cold outside, and this domino affect can lead you to be stranded with a dead battery on your hands.

How does this happen? When you’re driving around McDonough and the mercury drops to well below freezing, your motor oil may get thicker. This, in turn, can make it harder for your engine to turn over, which leads to the starter motor trying extra hard by pulling extra amps from your battery. However, extreme cold means your battery’s capacity drops to begin with, making it more likely that the extra demands will lead to a dead battery more quickly.

Our trained Honda service technicians at Sons Honda are waiting to check out your battery to ensure that you won’t get stuck in the cold.
Source: Sons Honda Blog

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