Extreme Temperatures Take A Toll On Vehicle Batteries

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, we want our customers to get the most out of their vehicles. It's hard to enjoy your car when it won't start, and a dead car battery is usually to blame when an engine fails to turn over.

Extreme temperatures can take a toll on the life of your battery. When the temperature plummets, more amperage is required from the battery to start the engine. When you factor in a temperature related reduction of chemical reactions occurring in the battery, and a slower battery recharge rate, the chances of your vehicle failing to start increase drastically.

It's common knowledge that battery life suffers in the winter, but hot temperatures are also detrimental to your vehicle's battery. When things heat up under the hood, the electrolyte in the battery evaporates. Low electrolyte levels can cause permanent battery damage.

Stop by our Fife, WA service location if you have any questions about extending the life of your vehicle's battery.

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