Your Winter Car Checklist: Battery

winter check list

As we move into the winter months, we’re going to be updating our blog with different systems and components you need to check in your car to make sure it’s running properly for the winter season! Today we’re talking about a very important component of your car: your battery.

Did you know that batteries are more likely to die in the winter when cold temperatures hit? When the cold weather comes to town, power output drops, ability to accept a charge drops, so the battery doesn’t recharge as quickly and the load of the car increases, as you use your lights, blowers, wipers, heated seats, rear-screen heater, etc and all of those are hard on your battery life.

According to Interstate Batteries, your battery loses 33 percent of its power when the temperature dips below freezing and over 50% of its power when the temperature falls below zero. Before you head into the winter months, where the cold could beat up your battery even more, make sure it’s in the best condition possible.

TLC is offering free battery checks so that you can rest assured that your battery is ready for winter.

The last thing you need is to get stuck in the cold or to try to turn your car on during a cold winter morning when you’re running late to work so get your battery tested for free today!