Cold weather is tough on car batteries

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 19:09:02-05

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) — At Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Bloomfield Hills technicians replaced batteries for several customers today.

The sub-zero temperatures can be hard on your car’s battery.

“If the battery is a little old or a little weak, this cold is going to zap it,” said Bill Golling, the dealership’s president.

Rolling says the average life of a battery is about five years. If your battery is getting older you can bring it in to do a battery test.

People often find out their battery needs to be replaced on extremely cold days because a cold battery has reduced cranking power, plus cold motor oil is thicker.