Dec. 27, 2022—The recent arctic temperatures that have affected much of the U.S. has AAA technicians installing more batteries for motorists.
“The cold can get into the batteries, that’s really low on cell capacity; it will affect that battery,” said Evron Brown with AAA. “We’ve been hammered. We’ve been hammered. That’s all it’s been mostly, was batteries.”
Brown told NSB-TV 2 Atlanta that frigid temperatures can hurt vehicles that are not used to brutally cold temperatures. His customers recently learned this the hard way.
“The cold weather gets in and hurts the cells inside the battery. So when the battery is not being recharged enough, the cells inside with the cold weather, they won’t reactivate,” Brown said.
He added that battery change requests have been especially high since the pandemic.