Car batteries wear out just like any other battery and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things you should know when looking for a new car battery: one is cold cranking amps and the other is reserve capacity.
Car won’t start because of a dead battery? Cold cranking amps can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold truck engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live, specifically how cold it is where you live. The two factors are that the colder an engine is, the more power it takes to turn the truck engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with. The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient in the cold. So the colder it gets, more power is needed, but the available power drops.
If you live where it’s cold, you need a battery with more cold cranking amps than you do where it’s moderate or hot. You should always get at least as many cold cranking amps as the manufacturer recommends, but Northeast, Ohio car owners may want to upgrade.
It’s also important to note that heat is the real enemy of long battery life. In other words, the damage that’s done over the hot summer months in Ravenna Ohio shows up with the increased demands on the truck battery when the weather turns cold.
Reserve capacity is a measurement of the number of minutes of reserve power the battery has at a given load. The number is more important these days because of parasitic drain. Parasitic drain is the battery energy that’s used when the key is off. So the power drawn by the security system, the remote start system, even the power the computers require to maintain their memory.
Talk with your considerate Paradise Car Care service adviser about options. If you need more from your battery, a larger capacity battery may be called for.
Batteries can be a big ticket item, so the warranty gives peace of mind. At Paradise Car Care in Ravenna Ohio, we provide you with a No Worry Warranty & always provide a Better Quality of Service.
Schedule your service or repair appointment by contacting us at 330-839-8805