When temperatures drop, automotive batteries are known to fail. We always advise our clients to make sure they know the condition of their vehicle's battery. For a majority of drivers, the battery is unnoticeable unless the engine refuses to start. Every third car breakdown is caused by the electrical system. A healthy battery reduces the risk of breakdowns, especially when temperatures fall below zero.
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In cooperation with selected partners Johnson Controls has tested more than 67,000 vehicles in Europe. The company found out that every fourth car driver has a weak battery, with a high potential of underperformance of the vehicle or even car breakdown.
"Extreme temperatures, irregular use, short trips and the age of a vehicle influence the starting power of a battery," says Dr. Christian Rosenkranz, Vice President Engineering at automotive battery manufacturer Johnson Controls. He explains the four main causes of battery failure - extreme temperatures, irregular use, short trips, age of vehicle - and how drivers can safeguard against it.
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