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Why your car battery died

Here’s why your car battery died I volunteer on a lot of auto forums and I often see people say, “My car battery worked just fine yesterday but is totally dead today. How come my car battery died?” There can be many reasons; some that are out of your control and others that are completely your fault. Let’s go through them. But first a quick overview of how batteries die. Lead-acid automotive batteries die from four causes: Heat—High underhood temperatures along with high ambient temperatures increase chemical activity inside the … Read More


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