Winter Battery Care Tips

Don’t Let Your Battery Leave You Out in the Cold

Get an Outrageously Dependable Interstate Battery!

Have you ever had one those days where you get into your car and realize it won’t start?  Old Man Winter can be tough on any vehicle, but the battery, specifically, takes a beating. Your vehicle’s battery loses 33 percent of its power when the temperature dips below freezing, and over 50 percent of its power when the temperature falls below zero.  

With cold weather right around the corner, Gale Kimbrough, Technical Services Manager with Interstate Batteries, recommends getting an outrageously dependable Interstate battery and offers the following battery winterizing tips so you aren’t left out in the cold.


“Dead batteries are very common this time of year and we want area residents to know how to prevent a stalled car. When temperatures become colder, turning over an engine can take up to twice as much current as needed under more favorable conditions and low temperatures can significantly decrease battery output,” Kimbrough said.


Expert Advice on Winterizing Your Battery

Winterization Checklist

To maximize protection against cold-weather conditions, now’s the time to make sure you not only winterize your battery, but your vehicle too.

Interstate Batteries recommends all vehicle owners ask a trained professional to check the following items for a safe winter:

If you live in an extremely cold region of the country, carry emergency gear such as gloves, boots, tire chains, battery booster pack, cell phone, blankets, flares, flashlight and some high-energy, non-perishable snacks.

Special thanks to Interstate Batteries for this list of suggested maintenance.  Dixie Battery is happy to performs all the maintenance recommended above no no charge to you.  Come get your battery inspected, cleaned and prepare your self for the colder months.