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5 Tips to Maintain Your Car Battery in Cooler Temperatures

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Summer weather and cold winter conditions can strain your car’s battery, potentially leading to depletion. When temperatures drop, the battery’s capacity and lifespan may be affected as chemical reactions within the battery slow down. This means it may not hold a charge as efficiently as it does in the summer. 


Here are some tips for preserving the charge of your car battery during the winter:


Car Parking: Park your car in a garage or a closed area to protect it from cold winds and snow. If parked outside, try to position the vehicle away from the main direction of the wind. You can also use an electric battery blanket during the winter season to extend the battery’s life.


Preventing Corrosion of Terminals: If you notice white powder around the battery terminals, it’s an indication of corrosion. Electrical resistance increases in cold temperatures, especially as engine oil thickens, making the battery work harder. Dirt and corrosion can add to the resistance of battery terminals.


Using Accessories: Items like the stereo system, headlights, air conditioner, and seat warmers consume a lot of battery power. Therefore, wait for some time after starting the engine before turning on these accessories.


Battery Checkup: It’s essential to have your battery checked before winter sets in. A fully charged battery should read 12.6 volts on a multimeter or voltmeter. If the reading drops below this level, you may encounter problems starting the vehicle.


Get your battery checked before both winter and summer at Carcility, the car service and car repair in Dubai. Visit for more information.


Removing the Battery for Storage: If you won’t be using the car for extended periods during winter, consider fully charging the battery and storing it in temperatures between 10 degrees and 27 degrees Celsius. You can use a battery tender to maintain the charge of the battery during storage without overcharging it. Store the battery in a cool, dry place free from temperature fluctuations, as extreme freezing temperatures can damage the battery’s internal components.

Whether it’s the scorching summer or the chilly winter, regular checkups of battery voltage and electrical systems can prevent damage to batteries and prolong their life.

Whether your car uses lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries, exposure to extreme cold temperatures increases the battery’s internal resistance, leading to a decrease in capacity.


In summer or winter, take advantage of the battery servicing package offered by Carcility, the car repair and car service center in Dubai, to drive your car hassle-free and in comfort throughout all seasons.