Battery troubles bogging your Honda car down this summer? See how these simple tips from Gunn Honda can help your battery beat the Texas summer heat!

Okay folks, it's time to have a heart to heart on a crucial subject: your car battery. Now, when it comes to Honda maintenance, most folks think of oil changes and tire rotations as the most common services. In fact, most folks don't even think about their battery…until they find out that their car won't start. The fact of the matter is, battery care and maintenance is essential during the summer here in Texas. And there's no one better equipped to help you understand the ins-and-outs of battery maintenance for your Honda vehicle than we are here at Gunn Honda.

The common myth is that cold weather kills batteries. And while this is sometimes true, it's actually heat that does the most damage to your Honda car's battery. Excessive heat can actually accelerate battery corrosion, significantly diminishing the car battery's usable lifespan. And whether you've lived in the greater San Antonio, TX area for one summer or all your life, you know just how hot it can get during July around here. Fortunately, there are some simple ways you can beat the heat and keep you battery in good working order for a long time.

  • Disconnect the battery clamps and clean any corrosion off the contacts with a stiff wire-bristle brush.
  • Add distilled water to your battery's electrolyte plates until they are submerged.
  • Avoid driving an excessive heat over long distances
  • Avoid frequently starting and stopping your car without driving it as this will drain the battery

Of course, if you're experiencing battery issues that aren't remedied by the above methods, you're more than welcome to come see us here at Gunn Honda. At our San Antonio, TX Honda service center, we can easily test your battery and replace it if need be. Feel free to schedule a service appointment online today!

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