You’ll have to bundle up and prepare yourself to cope with the cold and you should do the same for your car battery. With the frigid temperatures, your battery has to work extra hard and you don’t want to get stranded on a cold day with a dead battery.
“The harsh winter temperatures can drain the power from your vehicle’s battery,” said Silvana Aceto, Communications Consultant, CAA South Central Ontario. “Before you try to start your car, make sure you have turned off all your accessories including the heater, radio and lights.”
The average lifespan of a battery is 3-5 years, but driving conditions, weather and lack of care can shorten it.