19 Feb Winter Weather Kills Vehicle Batteries: How to Keep Your Vehicle’s Battery Healthy
Winter weather can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s systems. And your vehicle’s battery ranks at the top of the list for components most susceptible to the frigid cold temps forecasted to sweep over our state this month. Even a completely charged battery can have difficulties in winter; batteries charged fifty-percent or less can freeze easily in cold temperatures. And the problem with a dead battery is that you may not notice its deteriorating condition until it’s too late and your stranded somewhere, in the frigid temps, trying to keep to a schedule, etc. Thankfully, however, if you do find yourself in such an unfortunate situation, you have the experience and twenty-four hours a day service of your first responders at City Towing (Keep the number in your phone).
It’s a simple and important step to have your battery checked by a professional before the cold weather arrives—if you are reading this tip too late then know that it’s never too late, and still an important step to keeping your battery healthy and working efficiently. It’s also important to remember that the moment your vehicle’s battery struggles to start, or if it behaves less than 100 percent efficiently, it’s important to get it to a vehicle maintenance professional immediately. It’s a sign of wear and tear, and efficiency losses do not merely resolve on their own; ignore a dying battery, and you’ll find yourself stranded. It’s also a good idea to add charge to your battery whenever it’s going to have to sit for long periods, even overnight. But it’s also possible that your battery charger will have difficulties charging your battery in the cold weather. If possible, it’s always better to garage your vehicle than park it outside, but if living conditions require it, then you’ll have to keep a close eye on it.
Hopefully you don’t find yourself stranded or in need of emergency tow services, but if you do know that the experienced tow professionals at City Towing are ready to help in any weather and at any time.