How to prolong the life of your battery in cold weather

Author Name – Jack Underwood

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Winter can be tough on your car's battery. Cold temperatures can cause the battery to discharge more quickly, and starting a car in cold weather puts extra strain on the battery. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your car battery during the winter months:

extend battery lifespan in winter

1. Keep your battery clean

A dirty battery can hinder its performance and shorten its lifespan. Use a wire brush and baking soda to clean the terminals and remove any dirt or corrosion. Be sure to disconnect the battery before cleaning it to avoid any potential shocks.

2. Keep your battery charged

Cold weather can cause your battery to discharge more quickly, so it's important to make sure it stays charged. Avoid long periods of time when your car is not in use, and consider using a trickle charger to keep the battery charged when the car is not being driven.

3. Avoid short trips

Starting your car puts a lot of strain on the battery, especially in cold weather. If possible, avoid taking short trips where the car does not have a chance to fully warm up. This will help to reduce the number of times the battery needs to be recharged, which can help extend its life.

4. Keep your car warm

If you can, park your car in a garage or another enclosed area to keep it warm. This will help to keep the battery warm as well, which can help to prevent it from discharging as quickly. If you don't have access to a garage, consider using a car cover to help insulate your car and keep it warm.

5. Get your battery checked by an expert

At National, at a branch local to you, we offer a FREE battery health check. The main reason for this is to make sure that your car battery to working correctly and to help identify if there are any underlying faults. To book a free battery check, please click on the button below.

By following these tips, you can help to extend the life of your car battery during the winter months. Keeping the battery clean, charged, and warm can help to prevent it from discharging too quickly and can help to ensure that your car starts reliably even in the cold.

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On our website, we sell a wide range of batteries to fit a variety of vehicles. Online we sell the following batteries: car batteries, van batteries and camper van batteries.

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As well as battery fitting in your local branch, we offer mobile battery fitting. To read more about mobile battery fitting and how to find the perfect battery for your vehicle, please click on the link below.

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