A Note from the Service Manager Mark Brown ,
As the warm weather leaves us, and the temperature begins to drop, it is extremely important to be aware of a few things for your vehicle. We all hear and understand the importance of winter tires and proper traction, but I would like to take a minute and focus on another one of the most important components of your vehicle for winter. That component is the battery. In warmer weather, there is very little strain on the battery to start the vehicle, however when the cold weather sets in, something called CCA, or Cold Cranking Amps, becomes imperative to cold starts, and easier winters! CCA is a measurement of the batteries’ ability to start a car in cold weather, when thickened oil and slowed chemical reactions make starting hardest. CCA’s are basically how much current the battery can deliver to the starter at 0 degrees and colder. If your battery becomes weak, or it looses its CCA’s, you could encounter problems. It is very easy to have your batteries CCA tested, and we perform this service every time you come in for your inspections. If you have been in, and aren’t due for service, but have any questions, stop by and let us tell you how your battery is performing. Your car needs its battery to operate; it powers the car’s starter and ignition system, as well as the accessories, windows locks and more. When your car battery is dead, your car is dead. Drive in and have your battery checked, before you need to be towed in to have it replaced.