Hot Times Are Bad Times for Batteries

Get your battery checked now that hot weather has set in.

You know summertime has truly arrived when it’s time for Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Music Festival,” it attracts about a million people a year. If you’re planning to make the drive from Madison for a day or for several days, you want to make sure your car or truck is in good shape before you get on the road. A good place to start is your battery. Actually, checking your battery is a good thing to do even if you’re only going to work. It’s especially important at this time of year. As auto.howstuffworks.com points out: “Wintertime is notorious for dead batteries and early morning jump starts. But the truth is that hot weather is even tougher on your battery.” Heat can cause a battery to overcharge by increasing the chemical reactions inside. Summer heat can also cause the internal fluid to evaporate more quickly.

The best thing to do, of course, is bring your car or truck – gas-powered, hybrid, diesel, electric – to Terry’s Car Care to have us check out your battery (and other important bits of your engine). If you need a new battery, we have all sizes and types to fit your vehicle. Then you’re off to Summerfest with no fear you’ll be stranded by the side of the road singing the blues.

Terry’s Car Care Can Help Keep Your Battery Charged!

 

 

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