Here at Gilberts of Sand Creek, we are often asked about the risk extreme temperatures pose to car batteries. Many people tend to think of one extreme or the other as harmful, but the truth is that both hot and cold extremes are not ideal for batteries.

Batteries use lead-acid technology to provide power to an automobile. Lead-acid batteries can be harmed by exposure to both extreme heat and cold. When the temperatures are extreme, your battery has more difficulty providing cranking amps. It may also lose some of its charge while sitting. Extreme temperatures can also cause a greater draw on a car battery while the car is in use.

Our service team here in Sand Creek, WI can help you learn more about car batteries and how temperature affects performance. Just give our service center a call or come by to visit if you want to learn more. We can even test your battery while you are here.

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