When your mechanic mentions the upcoming weather might have an effect on your car's battery, there's an excellent (and reasonable) chance you'd assume they're talking about the winter months. After all, media imagery during that time of year is filled with images of cars failing to start outside the hockey rink or sitting alone in a snowbound parking lot.
However, there's a case to be made that heat can be just as damaging to a vehicle battery. It may seem completely counter-intuitive but high temperatures also have a tendency to impact the battery performance. Here are some ideas to keep your battery in top shape and avoid a breakdown.