Tips on How to Winterize Your Car Battery

Winterize Your Car Battery

The battery is typically the most overlooked aspect of car care—until it dies and leaves you stranded. You don’t want that happening during the coldest months of the year, and we at Watters Autoland don’t want it happening to you either! That’s why we want you to read Interstate Batteries’ instructions on how to winterize your car battery.

According to Interstate Batteries, “Your vehicle’s battery loses 33 percent of its power when the temperature dips below freezing, and over 50 percent of its power when the temperature falls below zero.” Since starting your car takes twice as much juice in the cold than it does in fair weather, you’re likely to get stranded in a stalled car.

Make sure battery ports, fasteners, and cables are in good condition and remain secure. For internal health, have your battery evaluated by a professional. Get your battery’s available starting power and charging system tested every six months, more so during the cold. And lastly, use a battery charger to keep the unit at a near-full level.

Once you’ve got your battery prepared, it’s time to winterize the rest of your car. For hands-on assistance, visit our service center at Watters Autoland.

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