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Car Battery Breakdown: Does Winter Damage Your Car Battery?

Car Battery Breakdown: Does Winter Damage Your Car Battery?

Winter carries many dangers to car parts, and it also requires special equipment for it. The car battery is among the most affected parts of the car in winter, as it is subject to failure in inappropriate conditions, but are these assumptions correct? Does winter spoil car batteries?

Certainly, cold weather puts pressure on car batteries, so you notice that the time to change the battery is very early in the winter, but what is the reason behind these malfunctions?

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Why do car batteries fail in winter?

Slow chemical reaction in car battery

Car batteries charge themselves automatically when driving, but the challenge here lies in turning them on first. The defect lies precisely in the fact that cold weather disrupts the transmission of energy signals to the ends of the battery terminals or slows down the chemical reaction process in the electromagnetic battery, and thus the battery energy is absent or weakened in most cases. Cold has a significant impact on the car batties, as cold weather drains battery power by 30-60%.

Increase the thickness of car oil

Other parts of the car may cause pressure on the battery when running, and the main problem is that the low temperature leads to an increase in the density of the car oil, and this is what requires the other parts of the car to exert a double effort during the operation process and thus stress some parts such as the radiator and belts This leads to engine slowdown and even complete failure.

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How to protect the car battery from a breakdown in the winter?

Park the car in the private car park

If you have an underground car garage, you should always park your car inside it, away from moisture and pollutants. If there is no underground car park, park it in a flat garage with the parking brake disconnected.

Don’t stop for a long time

You cannot leave your car parked for a long period of a week or several weeks, as the battery charges itself automatically when starting and driving, as it regenerates energy and starts the engine, so parking it for a long time may lead to shortening the life of car batteries, and you should extend your trip so that the battery can from fully recharging itself if you can’t take your car on long trips regularly you can charge it to prevent it from running out.

Check the battery regularly

You must do periodic checks for car batteries by checking the level of antifreeze, determining its condition, and checking if there is corrosion in the parts of the battery, as it weakens and drains them, you can replace the worn parts to preserve the battery and extend its life, and you can seek the help of an expert or check it at home.

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Car oil changes

We have previously talked about the importance of car oil in ensuring the health of the engine, the car battery and the rest of the parts, so you must be careful to change the car oil according to the set schedule and not ignore this step, especially in the winter.

Do not start the car immediately after starting

When the car is started it starts charging the car battery automatically, so it is best to give it some time before starting it to avoid exhausting it.

Now that we have reached the end of this article, we know why winter kills your car battery, and how you can protect it, so you should start now by protecting your car battery and applying tips related to the health of car battery.

If you are interested in cars, visit our Motor Wheels blog for other related articles and the latest car news. You can also contact us through our website or social media for all car-related transactions in Jordan and the Middle East if you want to sell your car or buy a new one.

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