When it comes to the summertime, many drivers don't realize that the intense heat can take a toll on their vehicles. Not only is the temperature increasing, but more and more people are on the roads as well. As a result, some vehicle owners find themselves having trouble starting their cars during the summer. A stalling vehicle might make you wonder: can the summer heat drain out your battery?
Your car battery is so important because it helps power your vehicle upon start-up and helps to keep your electrical parts running. The composition of your car's battery is much like a battery you use at home, like a AAA battery in the sense that your battery runs on battery acid. Without battery acid, the battery will not work anymore and loses its "juice."
The truth is, the warmer weather does, in fact, cause your battery's acid to evaporate quicker. This decrease in the battery acid can cause a reduction in the battery's overall function and eventually cost you a new battery by the end of summer.
Here are some ways you can protect your vehicle from the blazing summer heat:
- Have your vehicle's battery inspected at the start of the summer to avoid a car that won't start
- Check all critical fluids such as brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and engine oil to guarantee that your vehicle runs at its best
- Try to park in shaded areas
- Ensure that your tires are always correctly inflated
- Never leave electrical belongings in a hot car
While the summer heat can exhaust your battery, positioning your car out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time can significantly help you prevent damage to your battery. You should also be proactive by having your vehicle inspected here at Complete Car Care Encinitas. We promise to have your car in tip-top condition when you hit the roads this season. Give us a call at (760) 642-1722 or stop by today!