How Extreme Temperatures in San Benito Affect Car Batteries

Car batteries have a lifespan of about three to five years. Lead acid batteries like these are designed to operate at temperatures around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature rises to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery's capacity goes up. On the other hand, such extreme heat shortens the lifespan of the battery.

Extreme cold is also bad news for your car's battery. When the temperature reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the lead acid battery's capacity has declined by 20 percent from its peak power. At temperatures of -22 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery loses half of its power. The good news is, if you leave an interior light on overnight, it is unlikely to drain the car's battery.

Stop by Gillman Honda San Benito for a battery checkup. If it has a low voltage, we offer a variety of replacement options.

 

 

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