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Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

Posted May 1, 2020 8:39 AM

Quick question.  Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat.  Think about it.  The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat.  That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water in it to evaporate.  That will weaken the cranking power of your battery and shorten its life span.

To take care of your battery, here are a few suggestions.  It's a good idea to have it checked out to see what shape it's in.  At your vehicle service facility, they have diagnostic equipment that can evaluate its condition.  That can help you know how long you can expect it to last before having to replace it.  At the same time, you should have your charging system evaluated.  If your battery is not getting charged properly, it can be in great shape but not very useful when it comes to starting your vehicle.  A technician will also check the cable connections that should be free of corrosion and tight.

Keep in mind that under certain conditions, a vehicle battery can cause an explosion if close to an electrical spark.  This is why the safe way to go is to have a qualified, trained technician do the work. 

Your battery is important both in hot and cold weather.  When it comes to starting your vehicle, make sure it's always up to the job.

Hill's Auto Repair, Inc.
22829 colton point rd
Bushwood, Maryland 20618
301-769-2400



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    , 11/30/2020

    Great job, had my vehicle done quickly.

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    , 11/29/2020

    We use them for regular maintenance and major repairs. Always professional service... We'll recommend to anyone who needs a minor or major repair.

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    , 11/07/2020

    I'm 81 years old and I've been driving and caring for my cars for 66 years at locations all across the United States. Hill's Auto Repair is without a doubt the very best auto repair and auto servicing business I have ever encountered. Hill's Auto Repair work on my automobiles and my Motor Home is the best in the United States.

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    , 10/20/2020

    Great service! They have helped us out with a very quick turn-around several times now. Highly recommend.

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    , 10/16/2020

    Price was less than expected and ready on time. They will have my business from now on.

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    , 10/12/2020

    Bought new wheels for my wife Brenda . thanks for installing them on Valentine's day and made her ? thanks guys

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