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Car Battery Insulator

Car Battery Insulator — What does it do?

If you think cold weather is hard on your battery, think again. Heat kills more far more batteries than any Arctic freeze. That’s why car makers install a car battery insulator. It doesn’t get anyBattery insulator on battery hotter than under the hood of an engine compartment packed with a V-6 and all the accessories.

With little room for air to circulate, car makers have been forced to a car battery insulator around the battery to help it keep its cool.

Your battery is especially vulnerable AFTER you’ve shut the engine off. That’s when all the heat rises to the top of the hood. The hood is insulated to cut down on noise. The downside to all that insulation is that it keeps the heat in and bakes your battery.

If you’ve changed your battery and tossed the battery insulator, get on down to the auto parts store for a new one before your battery is toast

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