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Cold Weather Car Battery Care

Your car battery is most likely to die during winter. Don't let the weather leave you stranded. Get the best car battery for cold weather and visit Firestone Complete Auto Care today!

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Take Care of Your Car Battery in Cold Weather

The winter season is the most likely time for a car or truck battery to die. The You may think it's the cold weather that simply zaps the battery's energy, but this isn't the case. Summer's excessive heat is harsher on car batteries than cold weather, though freezing temperatures can certainly contribute to shortening your battery's life. Oftentimes, waiting until the deep freeze of winter to replace your battery is too late. Cold weather could pretty much make that heat worn battery "dead on arrival." While car batteries shouldn't be changed from season to season like tires, some batteries do tend to perform better in certain climates. 



As you now know, car and truck batteries are most likely to fail in the winter and fail after a season of being worn down and drained by the summer heat. Avoid the hassle of a dead battery by taking these precautions during colder months:

  1. Get your car battery tested when the temperature starts to drop. Car or truck batteries that are four years old or older are at a high risk of failing in colder temperatures. Visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free battery test or use our Virtual Battery Tester for an instant online estimate of your car's battery life.
  2. Keep jumper cables in your vehicle. Jumper cables are compact and incredibly handy if you or a friend is stranded with a dead car battery.
  3. Stay informed. When you know how your car works, you can better take care of it. If you have questions about your car's battery life or how to replace a car battery, reference our library of resources on car battery care. We've got articles and videos about your car's electrical system, jumpstarting a car battery, and the signs you should watch for that indicate a failing battery.


From inspection to installation, we'll take care of your car battery at Firestone Complete Auto Care in a way that's safe and effective. When we handle the full service of your vehicle you can trust our auto battery warranty and specialty fail-safe installation service that keeps your car's computer and electrical system is safe and intact. Let us get to know you and your vehicle. Call or stop by to make an appointment with us today.

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