The winter battery for your vehicle can be damaged quicker than you think. In the winter you will want your vehicle to be reliable, and able to start when you need it to. One way to help ensure this is to make sure to have the winter battery inspected. Keeping the battery clean and efficient will help improve the reliability when you start your car. The electric current generated by a battery is produced when a connection is made between its positive and negative terminals. If there is an issue with the vehicle starting or operating correctly, you may need to check the winter battery. During the cold temperatures of winter battery care is needed to maintain the ability for the vehicle to start.
Check the Terminals
When the terminals are connected, a chemical reaction is initiated that generates electrons to supply the current of the battery. Lowering the temperature causes chemical reactions to proceed more slowly, so if a battery is used at a low temperature then less current is produced than at a higher temperature. As the batteries run down they quickly reach the point where they cannot deliver enough current to keep up with the demand. If the battery is warmed up again it will operate normally. If there is dirt and debris on the terminals, they should be cleaned and clear of it. In the winter battery care is important to ensure your vehicle will be reliable when you need to drive it.
Improving the Winter Battery Efficiency
Also make sure that you remember to turn off the extra things in your vehicle, to help improve the power of the battery. This can include the heater, radio, and anything that is plugged into the cigarette lighter. That way when you start your vehicle, all the power from the battery is sent so your vehicle will start. Then you can turn on the heater and radio when it has started. If you start to notice an issue with how the vehicle starts, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the battery, starter, and alternator for you. This will help you to have a safe and reliable drive this winter.