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Summerlin • Las Vegas • Spring Valley • Centennial

Monthly Archives: June 2020

Summer heat kills car batteries

Summer months bring a noticeable increase in drivers needing roadside assistance for a dead car battery. With proper precautions, car batteries can last three to five years. However, drivers in hotter climates may notice a relatively shorter life cycle for their car batteries. Hot temperatures can cause corrosion of car batteries’ internal components and weaken their power.   Here are a few maintenance tips to avoid heat damage to your car battery:  Keep a note of the age of your battery.  The age of a car battery can indicate when it’s time for a replacement. The battery will have a date or an alphanumeric code that tells you when it was created. Each letter typically corresponds with a month; for example, the letter B means February.   Park in the shade or garage to avoid direct heat from the sun.   Make sure your battery's heat barrier is securely in place under the hood.   Make sure all interior and exterior ligh ... read more

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