What Temperature Extremes Can Do to Your Battery

We here at Hyundai of Jefferson City want you to be able to make the most informed decision possible in regard to your next vehicle. Today, we're discussing how battery performance suffers in temperature extremes.

In freezing temperatures, the capacity for a lead-acid battery goes down nearly 20 percent; below -22 degrees Fahrenheit it goes further down to 50 percent. Winter driving is more strenuous on a battery because of the additional pull of headlights and windshield wipers.

High temperatures, meanwhile, increases the capacity by as much as 12 percent around 122 degrees Fahrenheit compared to average temperatures of 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat extremes and over-charging are major battery killers during the summer months.

Keep your battery charged during winter and replenish electrolytes in summer to ensure your battery performs at its best through temperature extremes.

Contact our service center here at Hyundai of Jefferson City in Jefferson City, MO for any battery-related questions you may have.

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