We all love summer. You can finally embark on that cross-country road trip or a summer vacation you have been planning for months. Unfortunately, your car batteries might not share the same sentiments. The immense summer heat can quickly take a toll on your battery, leaving you stranded miles away from home, spoiling all the fun. But this does not need to happen. With a bit of care and maintenance, your car battery will be healthy and ready to go every time you turn on the ignition.
Here are some brilliant maintenance tips to help you prepare your vehicle battery for the hot summer weather:
Clean Your Battery Terminals
Sometimes, dirt and corrosion might accumulate around your car battery terminals, dramatically reducing its performance. Corrosion is a poor heat conductor, preventing a free flow of current and, in worse scenarios, stopping it altogether. Dirt, on the other hand, will act as a conductor, quickly draining your battery current much quickly. Fortunately, a few minute's visit to our mechanics will get this problem fixed and get you back on the road quickly, safely, and confidently.
A professional mechanic is trained and has all the necessary tools needed to clean up the battery terminals. Also, they will most likely use anti-corrosion spray and terminal protectors to protect your battery from such incidents.
Trickle Charge Your Battery
Trickle charging is one of the best ways to ensure that your battery has enough charge to last throughout the summer. It especially comes in handy when your car is not in much use during the summer season and has to sit in the garage for a long time. A trickle charger will prevent the battery from draining and drying out when not in use.
Take Longer Drives
After starting your engine, your alternator needs some time to charge the battery fully. If you only drive over short distances, you will repeatedly be turning your engine on and off, not providing enough time for the battery to recharge.
Talk to The Experts
You would hate to have your battery die out on you at the most inconvenient times. If you need car battery service and repair, let our trained, experienced and professional mechanics test, diagnose, and service it for you.