5 Ways to Help Avoid a Dead Car Battery During the Summer
- Keep it cool. Since heat drains a car’s battery, parking it in a cool or shaded spot can buy your battery extra time.
- Increase your driving time.
- Cut down on car battery drain.
- Keep it clean.
- Get a car battery charger.
What causes a car battery to die quickly?
Some of the most common reasons for a car battery to die repeatedly include loose or corroded battery connections, persistent electrical drains, charging problems, constantly demanding more power than the alternator can provide, and even extreme weather.
Will a loose battery cable kill the battery?
Drain #2: Corrosion or Loose Cable Connections
There are two points of contact on top of your battery—one positive, one negative. Corrosion around the terminals or loose cable connections can interfere with the battery charge and make it harder for the battery to start your engine.
How do you tell if it’s the alternator or the battery?
Signs of a dead battery
First, check the dashboard battery gauge. The battery should be giving a charge, even while the vehicle is off. If the dashboard lights are dim, something is likely wrong with your battery. Try turning on your windshield wipers, lights or automatic windows.
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