How Does Temperature Affect Car Batteries?

Battery technology is not new. They have been manufacturing electric cars for as long, if not longer than traditional combustion engine vehicles. However, unless you have an electric vehicle your battery is not used for propulsion- it is used to run the electrical system of your vehicle. However, did you know that outdoor temperatures can significantly impact your battery efficiency?

Batteries are rated to work in certain environments. Generally, that means around freezing, up to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything outside of these base temperatures can cause the battery to act up in unexpected ways. Sometimes the battery will not work at all in extreme cold and heat. Other times certain batteries may be prone to sparking and even exploding if temperatures get too high.

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