You may not be in the freezing cold of a January in Val-d'Or or in the sauna of a July in Montreal, but you need to prepare your car battery for the extreme temperatures of Quebec.
Your car battery has passed the check well during your last regular maintenance. You haven't left your lights or the radio on all day while you work. So why isn't there even a spark when you turn the key in the ignition?
Check the temperature. Bundled up against a record cold in Chicoutimi? Out of breath on the first day of the hottest summer in Gaspé? Your battery is also suffering, it's drained and needs a boost. Wherever you live or travel in Quebec, you and your battery can from time to time have to endure extreme temperatures.
Before you get dead silence instead of hearing your engine purr, here are some tips for extending your battery life.
Do temperatures much lower than freezing mean certain death for any battery? How would you like to feel good about having an automotive battery built to withstand those cold winter mornings? You may not have to drive in Sept-Îles when it's -43 ° C, but here are some important things to look for in a good battery.
Quite simply: yes. You feel without energy at 35 ° C or more and the same goes for your battery. In fact, heat can kill your battery faster than cold. The good news is that you live in Quebec and you don't need a battery that can handle hot weather all year round.
But here are some tips all the same so that you can rely on your battery during the hot weather:
Do you know how to safely boost your battery? Great! If you have an emergency starter kit in your car, you won't have to find a friendly driver to share their battery power with you. Don't even know where the booster cables attach? Stay safe. Call your roadside assistance service for a battery recharge.