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Summertime and Batteries


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When you think of a dead car battery, you probably think about it being the dead of winter. One frigid morning and nothing happens, but it likely began to fail months earlier.

No battery lasts forever. When you buy one, the label usually tells you how long you can expect it to last. Five to 7 years is normal – as long as the battery is operated under normal conditions.
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Batteries and the Weather


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Winter is tough on batteries, for two main reasons. Your engine is harder to turn over because all the oil inside them has turned to molasses. Combustion reactions can become more sluggish in the cold and condensation may freeze parts of the fuel line. All this demands much more current from a battery, and to add that problem, your battery cannot produce its normal amount of energy because of the cold.
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Is it My Battery, Alternator or Starter?


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My vehicle won’t start, now what?

Believe it or not, the first tool you need to use is your ears and you don’t necessarily need to even get out and raise the hood.
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Fallen Heroes


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This summer, NAPA will donate $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for every qualifying Battery, Alertnator and/or Starter we install (w/ every rebate you redeem).

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a non-profit organization that provides support to United States military personnel wounded in service to our nation, and their families.
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Your Battery


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Determining when you need to replace your battery can be really simple. One of the easiest (and most frustrating) ways is if your car won’t start and when you attempt to re-charge it, the battery won’t hold a charge. This makes it pretty obvious that you need a new battery.

The next most reliable way is if you find that you are having difficulty starting your vehicle in the morning. This usually happens more frequently in the winter, but hot climates can also shorten battery life. If your vehicle starter is sounding more sluggish, it might just be time for a new battery.
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