It’s that time of year when it is so bitterly freezing that frigid temperatures can affect cars and trucks. Here are some of the problems and solutions offered by James Grant, owner of Right Choice Automotive Repair in Fairbanks, Alaska and the Car Care Council.
Driving an electric vehicle isn’t the problem, but cold weather does impact an EV’s efficiency and performance. Low temperatures slow the battery chemistry, which means you might not have as much acceleration or range as you think. That’s an important consideration if you don’t want to end up walking in the cold.
Winter is especially hard on batteries. If your car won’t start in the extreme cold, one of the most likely problems is that the battery is dead. The good news is that it can be an easy fix: jumper cables are not hard to use. But to avoid a dead battery altogether, the Car Care Council suggests keeping its connections clean, tight, and free of corrosion. It also recommends replacing batteries that are more than three years old. .
Read the article at Car and Driver.