Understanding the Performance of Car Batteries in the Cold

A typical automotive battery uses traditional lead-acid technology to carry out important reactions that power the starter motor and other electrical systems. When operating under extreme temperatures, the battery is likely to suffer a significant reduction in performance. The cold cranking amps (CCA) parameter says a lot about the capability of a battery in freezing temperatures.

A high CCA rating implies good resistance to sudden drops in ambient temperatures. In other words, the battery is able to generate sufficient output compared to normal conditions. Pickup trucks, vans, and Sport Utility Vehicles tend to have much higher CCA labels than sedans, hatchbacks and sports cars. After all, a heavy-duty vehicle is supposed to perform well under demanding conditions.

Our team at Ramey Chrysler Dodge Jeep offers new vehicles with reliable batteries and other mechanical parts in the local area. Visit us today to find a car that's equipped with durable components under the hood.



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