Hot weather is tough on car batteries

July 2nd, 2012 by

A lot of people mistakenly think that extremely cold temperatures are most dangerous to car batteries. As it turns out, the exact opposite is true.

Hot weather can wreak havoc on car batteries, according to the Car Care Council. Here in Indiana, we’ve certainly gotten more than our fair share of off-the-chart temps this summer.

So, why is heat bad for car batteries? Simply put, sweltering summer temps can cause battery fluid to evaporate. In the end, that loss of fluid can do a great deal of damage to the inner workings of a car battery. Additionally, overcharging is a common issue during hot-weather months.

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