With the cold season upon us, it’s important to have your battery tested. Cold weather wreaks havoc on batteries. You can avoid a no-start situation by planning ahead and getting your battery tested. When your autumn oil change appointment rolls around, ask to have your battery tested too!
The electronics in today’s vehicles are more advanced and demand a lot more from your battery. Keeping a strong battery in your vehicle will eliminate the need to jumpstart it. Jumpstarting newer vehicles can cause a surge or voltage spikes which can harm the electrical components in your car. An example of this is that a spike can destroy a module that controls some of the electrical components such as your electric windows or your instrument cluster.
If you store your car in the cold months, it’s important to put your battery on a low amp trickle charger. This keeps your battery charged while in storage and ready to start your car come spring.