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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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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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