A New Battery In Gig Harbor

Your browser does not support video Hello Gig Harbor drivers, let’s talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Gig Harbor, here’s some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where...

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Battery Replacement At Mackert Automotive LLC In Gig Harbor

Hello, welcome to Mackert Automotive LLC. Today’s focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Gig Harbor runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we’re most concerned with here at Mackert Automotive LLC are those in our customer’s vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, car batteries wear out and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things Gig Harbor drivers should know when looking for a new battery. Look for two measurements that come into play: cold cranking amps and reserve...

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Battery Basics

It’s important for car owners to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold weather. Most car owners think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold 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 trips because the alternator doesn’t have time to fully recharge the battery from starting...

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Charge It In Gig Harbor For Extended Battery Life

Here’s an interesting statistic for our friends in : Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates. Why is that? It turns out that it’s our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs, and entertainment computers are keeping car batteries from maintaining a full charge. The longer a battery goes with a low...

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Make Your Battery Last

Today’s report from Mackert Automotive is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn’t. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of vehicle batteries last for 48 months. Now that’s an average. How long a battery lasts depends on many factors. You may not know that one of the biggest factors is the temperature where you live and drive around . You might suppose that cold weather was harder on...

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