It’s Cold and My Car Won’t Start | New Orleans Auto Care

When your battery won't start, you need help from the New Orleans auto care experts at Twin Tire.

You know the drill. You come out one chilly morning to go to work or some place fun, like the New Orleans Bowl, and your car won't start. Your battery has fallen victim to one of New Orleans' cold snaps.

Why do batteries have such a hard time in cold weather?

Popular Mechanics explains: "Winter is tough on batteries, for two main reasons. The engines are far harder to turn over because all the oil inside them has turned to molasses. This demands much more current from a battery, and to add insult to injury, that battery cannot produce its normal amount of energy because of the cold. The chemical reactions that generate electricity are slower at a lower temperatures."

Popular Mechanics adds a point about loose battery cables: "The huge current demands of the starter motor--200 to 400 amps--can cause the battery clamps to heat up if the connection at the clamp to post isn't perfect. When the car starts, the connection will cool off. And that leaves a poor connection. And a poor connection can prevent the battery from getting fully charged. A discharged battery, unlike one that's fully charged, can freeze, damaging it internally."

Of course, the why of battery failure might not matter to you. But the where of getting your battery fixed or replaced does matter. That place is Twin Tire Auto Care.

Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto care and auto repair service centers to help you - MarreroHarvey and Hammond. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto repair and auto care location in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.

New Orleans Auto Care | New Orleans Auto Repair | Twin Tire Auto Care

#NewOrleansAutoCare #NewOrleansAutoRepair #TwinTireAutoCare Twin Tire and Auto Care is a proud provider of Firestone Tires | Bridgestone Tires | Goodyear Tires for the New Orleans area.

Comments are closed.