Summer months are brutal for not only any type of activity outside in Florida, but also brutal on your vehicle. Whether it be plastic panels, black seats, window tint, or even a battery ─ the heat negatively degrades components on your vehicle.
We cannot explain how many times come June, July, and August where customers are on their way to work or plans and they go to start the car….”click, click, click”. The famous dead battery tone that no one wants to hear. The summer heat introduces a rise in temperature under the hood which accelerates the degradation of a battery. AAA explains that they see a large uptick during the summer months, with almost 1.8 million battery related issues in 2019.
With over 20 years of experience in the repair world, we understand what is needed to keep our customers + even our employees out of the wind in this case. Whenever a vehicle is serviced at our shop, a battery load test is performed along with 29 other points of check. This provides a health meter to the customer, letting them know it may be time to replace the battery.
All batteries are also not made equally, we specifically use Interstate Batteries as a choice from Volkswagen to Porsche. We solely use Interstate absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries, known for having a long service life and being able to tolerate deep discharges. Additionally, some car manufacturers require the battery to be registered by the car, so it can optimize charging and usage. This typically requires a mechanics’ scan tool, a professional-grade device that interfaces with the car’s computer system.
Pro Tip: Carry a mini jump start kit in the car in the unlikely event you do get stranded. Nothing worse then being stranded.