A dead car battery can be one of the most annoying scenarios that a driver can be in. And it is more common for people to have a dead battery in the summer than the winter. This is because the summer heat can drain your battery faster. To keep your car battery in good condition, here are some tips to follow:
Park Out of the Sun
Long exposure to heat can reduce your car battery life. As a result, we recommend parking your car in a covered garage or in shaded areas when possible. Another plus side of parking out of the sun is that your car won’t be as hot when you come back to it.
Use Car Covers
If parking in a garage isn’t an option for you, car covers are a great way to keep your vehicle cool. They deflect the sun’s harmful rays.
Don’t Make Too Many Short Trips
Your car battery relies on the alternator to recharge it when your engine is running. So if you’re constantly using your car for quick few-minute trips, it can be killing your battery. Give the alternator enough time to replenish your battery by doing some long-distance driving here and there.
Test and Clean Your Battery
We cannot stress enough how vital it is to regularly test your battery. Visual inspections and tests can keep you up to date on the current condition of your battery. If you notice a green or blue substance (corrosion), please wipe it off. Routine checks will help you anticipate when you may need a replacement.
Your car's battery is indispensable when it comes to starting your car. A dead battery can leave you stranded if you are not careful. If it has been a long time since you’ve had your battery checked, feel free to stop by our auto repair shop today. You can always rely on the repair specialists at Asian Imports for all your electrical repairs.