Why Winter Can Drain Your Battery

There is nothing more cliche about a car than being stranded in the cold with a dead battery. But it's not necessary. If you understand extreme winter temperatures affect your battery, and you know how to test for a strong battery, you can drive all winter stress-free.

Winter temperatures cause the battery to lose amperage, which means the battery has to work harder to get everything up and running. The chemicals within the battery begin to change, which automatically would affect the starting of an engine. But when the battery has to work even harder to charge up in cold temperatures, altered chemicals make the battery do twice the amount of work. A battery that is weak won't be able to sustain through the winter and you're stuck in a parking lot.

Bring your vehicle by Cook Mazda for a battery test, and a full vehicle exam, before winter takes hold.



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