Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Are you ready for some winter weather? Let us make sure your vehicle is ready to go when you are. Stop by for a FREE test of your vehicle’s:
- battery and electrical systems – Flooded, AGM, Marine, AGM Marine
- Starting & Charging Systems
- CCA and AH battery tests
Being prepared for travel in really cold/icy/snowy/weather is a must. Here are some great tips for being prepared and for safe winter driving: TDOT’s Winter Driving Tips.
The guys at cartalk.com explain why your battery “suddenly doesn’t seem strong enough”. Read what they have to say below then head on over to Tennessee Battery for a FREE battery check!
Make sure your battery and charging system are up to snuff.
“Your mechanic should check the battery, charging system, and belts. Your battery can leave you stranded simply because it’s old and lousy. Or it could leave you stranded because your charging system isn’t working well, and the battery isn’t getting charged properly. So have your mechanic check the battery and charging system.
If you find that you need a new battery, get the biggest, meanest, ugliest battery that will fit in your car. Two things to remember about batteries:
First, the battery that started your car easily in the summer may not have enough oomph to do it in winter. In winter, the engine is harder to start, because the oil isn’t as “fluid” as it was last July. And secondly, batteries lose power as the temperature drops (you remember your high school chemistry, right?). So not only do you need MORE power to start the engine in winter, you also get LESS power from the same battery.
Batteries are rated by a measure called “cold cranking amps” (CCA), the maximum number of amps that the battery can deliver at zero degrees (F) for 30 seconds. Good, powerful batteries are rated at or above 600 CCA. We’ve never really liked this CCA rating because some batteries rated at 600 CCA can just barely make the 30-second criterion, and some can pump it out much longer – clearly better batteries.”
As an authorized DEKA battery dealer, we can vouch for their batteries. DEKA batteries consistently test 150cca to 200cca ABOVE the stated “cold cranking amps” on their batteries. So you can be rest assured that you are getting the strongest battery available for your vehicle. Come on by and make sure the new year starts with one less thing to worry about!