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The Best Battery Maintenance Tips for the Fall & Winter

The Best Battery Maintenance Tips for the Fall & Winter

As the cold weather approaches in Des Moines, IA, car owners should start to think about their car batteries. Similar to the summer heat, the freezing temperatures can be your car battery's worst enemy. While we cannot escape the cold winter, we can slow down its effects on our batteries.  So why is the cold so damaging to your battery? Well, cold temperatures can slow the chemical reactions inside a lead-acid battery, making it harder to run. Additionally, when your engine is cold, your car battery is put under strain to warm it up. If you want to keep your battery running throughout the holidays and protect it from frigid temperatures, you may want to try the following tips!   Tip #1 - Be on the lookout for the signs of a bad battery. They are: Dimming lights, both interior, and exterior A less energetic car horn An odd smell in your car  The battery dashboard warning light comes on These are just a few of the signs that you may need to replace your car batt ... read more

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