Why Is Excessive Heat Bad for Car Batteries?

A dead battery can leave you stranded on the side of the road, which can be scary and dangerous in some situations. When you give your car the European car maintenance it deserves, you can keep an eye on your battery efficiency and make sure it’s still in shape. One element that can drain your battery and reduce its overall efficiency is heat, which is especially important to consider during the summer. Feel free to keep reading to find out why excessive heat might be bad for your car battery.

Your battery supplies the power for the electronic components of your car, and one of these components is your air conditioner. The battery will heat up as you use it to power your air conditioner and cool down the interior of your vehicle. Even being out in the beating sun can cause it to heat up substantially, which in turn will reduce its working life. Not all drivers remember that intense heat can evaporate your battery fluid, which can do serious damage to the battery itself. It’s a good idea to check on your battery regularly, especially throughout the summer. Keep it clean, and add distilled water when necessary.

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