Car Battery Tips During Cold Weather

December 31st, 2020 by

Winter on Long Island is very unpredictable. Some years we experience harsh, snowy weather and other years all we get is cold weather. It is essential to make sure your vehicle is in its best working condition. Cold weather conditions mean your car battery must work harder to turn on your engine.

As the weather starts to get colder, many older car batteries tend to lose their charge. Whether you’re doing some shopping at Smith Haven Mall or commuting to Suffolk Community College for school or work, getting stuck in the cold with a dead battery is the last thing you would want to happen.

The National Automotive Parts Association shared with us some helpful cold weather car battery tips and tricks. Our team here at Competition INFINITI of Smithtown compiled a small list of ways to help avoid getting stuck in the cold this winter:

  1. Turn Each Power Load Off – When you start your car, energy from the battery supplies ignition to start the motor. Power will be sent to other systems that were left on when you last shut off your car. Make sure your vehicle’s headlamps, wiper blades, audio system, climate control, and heated seats are turned off before turning off your car. This will help avoid overwhelming your battery the next time you turn on your car on a cold day.
  2. Park Your Car in a Garage – If possible, park your car in a garage. A garage protects your vehicle from energy-sapping winds. Leaving your vehicle in an enclosed structure that is heated or not, will allow your vehicle to start even on the coldest winter days.
  3. Clean the Car Battery – Your battery may be at full capacity however if corrosion is present it is likely that it may not be able to start your car. There are many tips on how to clean your vehicle’s battery at home but we highly recommend seeing a professional for this service.

Although there are many ways to check and maintain your battery, we highly recommend seeing a professional. Stop by our INFINITI Service Center or schedule a service online, our service team is ready to help you with whatever service or maintenance you need! Our team can help you find new tires for your INFINITI QX80 or new windshield wipers for your INFINITI QX50. Browse through our online Tire Center to see the many different tires we offer. With a Parts Center stocked with the best quality parts, our team will help you find the parts you are looking for. Be sure to check out our service specials and parts specials to see how you can save! Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to assisting you at our INFINITI dealership located at 587 Middle Country Road, St James, NY right near Tesla in Smithtown and Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove!

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