Reasons Your Car Battery May Be Dying

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks, Vehicle Care on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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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.

Extreme Weather

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.

Frequent Restarting

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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2 Responses to “Reasons Your Car Battery May Be Dying”

  1. Tyler Rosales says:

    A battery is an essential part of the automobile. No matter, how serviceable your vehicle is, without it your convertible is flat and sleepy. Positive grid growth, corrosion, buckling of plates, loss of water, electrical complication, age- are the battery charge drainers. The presence of these consumers can never allow your vehicle’s battery to perform effectively. The only way to eliminate these charge consumers is to replace the old battery with a new one. Although this replacement task is quite easy, it is still recommended to do the same under an expert’s trained eye. Honestly, I want to make the most out of each replacement. That’s why I used to replace the battery of my Volkswagen by engaging a technician.

  2. Cara Lee says:

    A variety of factors are responsible for car battery dying. Those are described by the author in this blog. Extreme weather conditions affects a battery. extreme cold or hot weather has negative impacts on the battery. In extreme hot condition, the battery fluid generally evaporates and extreme cold weather weather affects the recharging ability of a battery. Another reason for battery dying is frequent starting and turning off the vehicle. Whatever may be the reason, if any of these issues persists for long, then we have to replace the battery with a new one and for this you may refer to:

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