Getting into your car on your way to a destination to find that your car won’t start can be frustrating. If you get into your car, crank up the ignition, and find that your car clicks but doesn’t start up - your vehicle may have a dead battery. A dead battery is never fun and usually happens at the worst of times. However, the experts here at Luke's Auto Service are here to help when you find yourself dealing with a dead car battery this summer.
Did you know that during the summer, car batteries are actually more susceptible to dying unexpectedly due to the high temperatures? The heat can actually cause your car battery fluids to evaporate and breakdown, causing battery issues on already older batteries. Due to this, there are certain things that you can do during the summer to try and avoid having to deal with a dead battery:
- Try to park your vehicle in the shade and out of direct sunlight, such as in parking lot structures or in the shade.
- Have the battery charge tested before hitting the road in the summer. If it has been a while since your last new battery, it doesn’t hurt to have your battery charge checked. If your battery is nearing the end of its life, between 3-5 years old, a new battery is a good idea.
- Unplug any cords that aren’t being used and reduce A/C use if possible.
- Keep your vehicle clean to reduce the overall effort that your vehicle needs to move.
- Think about investing in a car battery charger. If you’re heading out on a really long road trip, this can come in handy in times of need.
These are just some of the ways in which you can help yourself avoid dealing with a dead battery this summer. If you do need a battery charge test or vehicle inspection, you can count on the experts here at Luke's Auto Service!