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Battery Basics For Dawsonville

by admin on January 14, 2016

Atlanta Battery Service

It’s important for Dawsonville motorists to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Georgia weather. Most Atlanta drivers think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold SUV engine.

However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. Keeping a full charge slows the process, which is hard with short Dawsonville trips because the alternator doesn’t have time to fully recharge the battery from starting the engine. Dawsonville motorists can top off the charge with a computer controlled battery charger – say, once a month in the Georgia summer and every three months during the winter.

As far as how long a battery will last, statistics show that 70% have given up the ghost within four years. By that time, they aren’t capable of taking a full charge like they used to, and your SUV alternator has to work overtime to keep up. This causes your alternator to wear out early.

If you’re pushing 4 to 5 years on your battery, see your friendly Tower Auto Repair service advisor for a battery test to see if it’s recommended to replace it. Not only can you avoid getting stranded with a dead battery, but you’ll save unnecessary wear and tear on your SUV alternator.

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Tower Auto Repair
Hwy 53/GA 400
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534


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