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As cold weather continues to buffet the East Coast, it’s got a lot of our customers coming in for winterization service. While we’re happy to keep all vehicles in top condition, a common concern arises that you don’t have to be worried about: the battery. Today, Hall | MileOne Autogroup wants to provide battery advice that might be useful.

There are a lot of things that can affect a Toyota Tacoma or Jeep Wrangler’s battery life, and the weather is definitely the most uncontrollable aspect that makes an impact. However, cold weather is good for batteries: the colder the environment, the easier it is for a battery to hold a charge. However, hot weather is a bad thing, since it degrades a battery’s ability to hold a charge and causes it to die quicker. 

However, there is a factor you can control: you. If you drive a lot of very short distances, say no more than 5 miles for the whole trip, but use a lot of your tech and climate features while doing so, you can accumulate a pretty quick deficit of energy within the battery. Do it too much, and you’ll kill the battery, leaving you without a charge the next time you need to go somewhere.

If you’re looking for a way to keep track of your battery usage, the best way of doing so is coming in for service at any one of our new and used car dealerships and their respective car service centers. We routinely check your battery and can let you know if there’s something wrong with it and replace it with a manufacturer-approved battery all at once. Schedule your appointment today, whether you're from Virginia Beach or Chesapeake, VA!

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