DCH Subaru of Riverside likes to help car buyers stay informed on car maintenance issues. Our service professionals are often asked about car batteries and how they are affected by extreme temperatures. Here are a few things to know.

Batteries can fail in both winter and summer, contrary to popular opinion. Extreme temperatures on either end of the scale can have a negative effect on batteries. There are a few reasons that your car's battery can die in the heat or cold. These include a reduced capacity and a greater draw. The lead-acid component of batteries is what makes them most susceptible to damage in extreme temperatures.

We want to invite you down to our service center in Riverside, CA to learn more about how car batteries are affected by extreme temperatures. We can also test your battery to see if a replacement is needed. While you are here we will also be happy to schedule your next service appointment.

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