Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield

6601 Backlick Road
Directions Springfield, VA 22150

  • Sales: 844-773-3214
  • Service: 703-451-2380
  • Parts: 703-451-2380

Car Batteries & Extreme Temperatures

You want to make sure that your battery lasts for as long as possible. At Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield, we have seen batteries affected by extreme hot and cold temperatures. Knowing more about how extreme temperatures can affect your battery, you can do everything you can in order to protect it.

Cold weather can cause batteries to have slower chemical reactions. Batteries will often become sluggish. They may lose the ability to start entirely, especially when they are in extreme temperatures. The best thing that you can do is store your vehicle inside the garage so that you don’t have a dead battery when you go to start it up.

Hot weather can do damage to batteries, too. The chemical activity is accelerated, leading to internal corrosion. The life of the battery can be drastically reduced when it is exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time.



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