Why do Car Batteries Die in the Summer?

High temperatures are the most damaging environmental impact that your battery experiences. The lead/acid battery is geared to work best in normal temperatures. During regular temperature exposure, the lead plates interact with the acidic electrolyte solution in which they are immersed to produce a constant flow of electrons that gather on the positive pole of the battery.

During elevated temperatures, the interaction between the lead plates and the electrolyte solution speeds up overproducing electrons. The excess electrons begin the process of breaking down the component walls between cells, effectively reducing the life expectancy of your battery. Once cell walls are compromised, the electrolyte solution begins to dissipate away through an evaporation process. If this situation goes unchecked, the entire battery will die as the chemical reactions between the battery components lessens.

At Capitol Hyundai Montgomery, we make sure your battery survives the summer months.

 

 

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