How Automotive Batteries Handle Extreme Temperatures

The battery under the hood of your vehicle carries out simple chemical reactions that involve lead and sulfuric acid. The output is determined by the relative concentrations of the electrolytes within the battery cell. Over time, the performance of the component declines due to natural wear and tear. However, extreme temperatures could speed up the deterioration of an automotive battery.

For example, heat tends to lead to the evaporation of ions inside the cell. It might be necessary to add some water to maintain the proper fluid level in the reservoir for the electrolytes. Hot temperatures essentially disrupt the normal reactions that are supposed to yield electrical current, which is used by alternators and other systems that require electricity.

Are you worried about the performance of your car's battery? Then come to McLaren Scottsdale for an inspection. We test auto batteries and other related parts for proper performance.



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