Cold Weather Crippling Car Batteries, What You Can Do To Avoid Trouble


THAT WAS SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF MOLD REMAINS CLOSED. WELL, COLD WEATHER WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH IS IN THE ONLY TOUGH ON PEOPLE BUT CARS AS WELL. KYW NEWS RADIO REPORTER JUSTIN UDO TELLS US CAR CARE IN THE COLD IS CRITICAL TO KEEP YOU RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD MANY CAN GO INSIDE ESCAPE FRIGID TEMPERATURES BUT MOST VEHICLES ARE NOT THAT LUCKY THEY SPEND DAYS AND NIGHTS TAKING A BEATING AND THAT BEATING CAN HAVE A BIG EFFECT ON THEIR PERFORMANCE. COLD TAKES LIFE OUT OF THE BATTERY AT 30 DEGREES, 32 DEGREES, YOU LOSE 35 PERCENT OF YOUR BATTERY LIFE AND 0 DEGREES YOU LOSE 60 PERCENT OF YOUR BATTERY LIFE. COLD WEATHER MAKES IT HARDER TO START SO IT TAKES POWER HAVE THE BATTERY TO START YOUR CAR. REPORTER: PHILADELPHIANS LIKE JAMAL ARE HAVING BATTERY ISSUES DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER. WOULD I SAY, GENERALLY THIS WEATHER IS HORRIBLE, BATTERY PROBLEMS, WAITING FOR THE CAR TO HEAT UP. DAN SAYS THAT TRIPLE A MID-ATLANTIC HAD MORE THAN 1,000 CALLS FOR BATTERY SERVICE. I HAD FIVE TOWINGS TODAY WHEN I WALK IN THIS MORNING THAT NEEDED BATTERY AND JUST COLD WEATHER, JUST TAKES LIFE OUT OF THE BATTERY. REPORTER: DAN SAYS, IT RETURNS THE KEYS IN THE CAR OR SIGNS YOU SHOULD GET YOUR BATTERY LOOKED AT BUT HE ADD THERE IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO KEEP THIS VEHICLE OUT OF THE BATTERY TROUBLE WHETHER IT WEATHER IS COLD OR NOT. IF YOU HAVE YOUR BATTERY IN PLACE WITHIN THREE YEARS START THINKING BIT OR HAVE IT TESTED MORE OFTEN. REPORTER: MECHANICS SAY BELIEVE IT OR NOT THOSE JUMPER CABLES THAT YOU LEAVE IN THE BACK OF YOUR CAR IN CASE OF THE EMERGENCY MAY DO MORE DAMAGE THEN G RECOMMENDING THAT YOU USE JUMPER BOX INSTEAD. I DON’T EVEN HAVE JUMPER CABLE IN MY CAR. REPORTER: JUMPER CABLES CAN DAMAGE CAR BATTERIES OR OTHER ACCESSORIES. NEWER VEHICLES LIKE 17, 18, THEY DENT LIKE TO BE JUMP STARTED, THEY REALLY WANT TO YOU SERVICE BATTERY CORRECTLY. THERE IS AN ISSUE IF YOU MESS UP CABLES WRONG YOU ARE BASICALLY GOING TO DAMAGE THE PCN OR COMPUTER OF THE CAR AND MAY SEE DIE OWED IN YOUR ALTERNATOR BURNOUT. REPORTER: TRIPLE A OFFERS FREE BATTERY CHECKS FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS IF THEY LOOK TO KEEP DRIVERS ON THE ROAD AND OUT OF THE COLD. JUSTIN UDO FOR KYW NEWS RADIO FOR CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS”. CAR CARE, AND CARS HAS COME SUCH A LONG WAY. YES.

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