Three Reasons Car Batteries Die
If you’re driving an older vehicle, battery problems can become frequent nuances. Those needing frequent jump starts for dead car batteries know that the problem of a dead battery can range from annoying and time consuming to potentially dangerous. That’s why it’s important to determine the reason behind your vehicle’s battery problems. Here are a few reasons you might be experiencing problems with your vehicle’s battery.
With the winter months come rapidly dropping temperatures. Extreme temps below zero may be a regular occurrence here in Wisconsin, but they aren’t necessarily for your vehicle’s battery. Cold weather can affect your car battery’s recharging abilities, so store your vehicle in a garage when possible to keep it from getting too cold.
If you’re running errands and starting up and turning off your vehicle frequently, this can actually use up more battery power than leaving your vehicle idle. As your vehicle charges when its turned off, starting it and turning it off over and over doesn’t give it much time to recharge.
Charging System Problems
Another possibility is that there is something wrong with your battery. If you aren’t having problems with the above issues, but are still having problems with your battery, a replacement battery might be necessary. Be sure to see a mechanic with any persistent issues with your car’s battery.
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