Cold Cranking Amps Affect Battery Life

Many factors affect the life of a battery. Even the strongest battery can struggle in weather extremes. It's pure science that causes batteries to work harder in winter, and it all involves the chemical make-up of the battery.

Your battery will have a number assigned to it called Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). The higher this number, the more power your battery has in cold temperatures. Your vehicle will likely have the heat engaged, the lights engaged, and other demands that drain the battery. When temperatures are cold, the battery already has to work harder to engage the engine. Compound that with engine oil that is thicker, and harsh winter temperatures will drain a battery fast. If you live in extreme cold, make sure your CCA number is high.

If you think your battery needs tested or you know you need a replacement, bring it by for fast, friendly service.

 

 

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