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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Can the Cold Weather Kill Your Battery?

Can the Cold Weather Kill Your Battery?

During the winter months in Grand Junction, CO, more and more drivers face trouble starting their cars. Is the cold weather the reason to blame? The answer is more complicated and can vary from driver to driver. Today, we will investigate how the cold winter impacts your car battery. So can cold weather kill your car battery? The answer can be both yes and no. Cold temperatures can cause more strain on your battery, so that is why the winter season is often a typical time for vehicle battery replacements. Two common explanations may be behind your car starting problems in the winter: power loss with slow chemical reactions and oil/engine problems. Power Loss and Slowed Chemical Reactions Most batteries work due to an electrochemical reaction, which sends power to your terminals. This chemical reaction can slow down the process by 30-60% in freezing temperatures.  Oil or Engine Issues The cold also makes your engine oil change in texture. Thick oil can slow down your engine ... read more

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