It's Cold! Check Your Battery | Maple Street Battery

It's Cold! Check Your Battery | Maple Street Battery

Car batteries suffer in cold weather. Check with Tracy’s Automotive to see if your battery needs help.

If you think it’s been cold so far, brace yourself. Forecasters say it’s about to get worse. They’re predicting that, late next week, Wichita’s temperatures will drop not only into the single digits but below zero. It’s going to be so cold that auto care experts and police are suggesting you get your car battery checked now to see if it needs charging or replacement before the freeze sets in.

“Ahead of next week’s freezing forecast, local police and experts are reminding people to check in on their cars,” says. “According to AAA Kansas, cold weather can strain a car battery’s life or completely cut it short. …  it is important to check your car’s battery now, especially if you are going on vacation and leaving it behind. Also, check its tire pressure and make sure it has enough radiator fluid.”

Batteries are notorious for succumbing to time off and to cold weather. But, suggests there are ways to help get your battery through the weeks of cold weather:

  • “Drive your car often and more than just quick trips.
  • “Disconnect or turn off accessories when the car is parked.
  • “Where applicable check the fluid level of the battery, but never overfill it.
  • “Ensure the battery terminals are clean and dry.
  • Never let the battery sit to the point of becoming discharged.
  • “Make sure the battery is secure to prevent vibration damage.
  • “Try not to drain your battery by leaving the lights or other accessories on.
  • Check the date code on your battery. If it’s over five years old, you’ll want to keep a closer eye on its health.
  • “Make sure your battery’s voltage stays above 12.4 volts.”

If that sounds like a bit much, the easier thing to do is to take your car to see the trusted Wichita battery technicians at Tracy’s Automotive. They can check the health of your battery and replace it if necessary. They can also run an overall check of your car to see how it’s doing in the cold.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard – Maple Street auto care and auto repair, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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