Performance of Car Batteries Under Extreme Conditions

The typical automotive battery has a theoretical rating of 12 Volts. In the real world, several factors prevent the battery from performing at optimum levels. Hot and cold temperatures drastically reduce the capability of a battery to generate the desired amount of electrical current.

The cold cranking amps (CCA) is a parameter that's perhaps more important than the actual voltage rating. A high CCA label indicates that the battery is engineered to perform properly when the temperature drops below freezing levels. However, this rating doesn't say much about the capability of a battery on a hot day. You might need to inspect the water level and ion concentration inside the cell to determine if excessive heat has caused some problems.

Are you looking for the right battery for your vehicle? Then visit our service center here at University Honda in Davis, CA today. We have a large selection of auto parts that could be customized for various makes and models.

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