Why you Should Get your Battery Checked this Summer

multimeter or voltmeter testing car battery


The scorching heat can make driving uncomfortable but did you know that it can also cause battery problems? Most of us associate a dead car battery with the dead of winter when our cars just won’t start. While it’s true that this can happen when it’s cold outside, the damage sure didn’t happen overnight. In fact, your battery may have been drained during the summer.

Extreme heat can make battery fluid evaporate which later leads to damage in the internal workings of the battery. Apart from the weather, turning the engine on and off for short trips can cause wear on your starter too. Mileage and the age of your vehicle are also factors that can affect its performance. These are some of the reasons why it is important for car owners to have their car batteries checked periodically especially during summertime when this car part is at its most vulnerable.

To get the most out of your battery, book an appointment with a technician today so that he or she can take a look at the electrical system. It is also important to be sensitive to your battery and ensure that it charges at the right rate, that it is always clean, and corrosion free.

It is suggested that you check your battery weekly to see battery fluid evaporation and refill with distilled water as needed. One of the telltale signs of a battery that needs replacement is when your headlights and other lights are not as bright anymore.

If you suspect that your battery is not performing the way it should, you can visit one of our locations today.