How Does Your Car Battery in Grand Forks Respond to Extreme Temperatures?

During the winter, a lot of people have trouble getting their cars started. While you might have heard urban legends about snow in the engine, the actual problem is usually the battery. When temperatures drop to the freezing point, the capacity of a lead acid battery drops by about 20 percent.

Extreme heat is also bad for battery life. The upper range of a battery's optimal operating temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit. For every 15 degrees Fahrenheit hotter, the battery capacity drops by 50 percent. This is because extreme heat evaporates some of the electrolyte solution in the battery.

Stop by the service center at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Grand Forks for a battery test. We'll check the battery's cold cranking amps, voltage and ability to hold a charge. If your battery isn't performing well, we have a range of replacement options.

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