Car batteries wear out just like any other battery and need to be replaced.April 23, 2012
> *Battery Replacement In North Kansas City *
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> *Car batteries wear out just like any other battery and need to be replaced.
> * There are a couple of things North Kansas City sedan owners should know
> when looking for a new car
> one is *cold cranking amps* and the other is *reserve capacity*.
> Let’s start with cold cranking amps. This can be thought of as the power
> output used to start a cold sedan engine. The number of cold cranking amps
> you need depends on your vehicle and where you live around North Kansas
> City, specifically how cold it is where you live. The two factors are that
> the colder an engine is, the more power it takes to turn the sedan engine
> over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.
> The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates
> electrical energy is less efficient in the cold.
> *So the colder it gets in North Kansas City, more power is needed, but the
> available power drops.*
> If you live where it’s cold, you need a battery with more cold cranking
> amps than you do where it’s moderate or hot. You should always get at least
> as many cold cranking amps as the manufacturer recommends, but may want to
> upgrade at Jim’s Discount Tire & Brake if you live where it gets real cold.
> An important note: Batteries may also list the Cranking Amps – CA – number.
> It is the Cold Cranking Amps – or CCA – that is the important number here.
> CCA is the number to use in your comparisons.
> Now with all this talk of cold temperatures in North Kansas City, it’s
> important to note that *heat is the real enemy of long battery life*. In
> other words, the damage that’s done over the hot summer months in North
> Kansas City shows up with the increased demands on the sedan battery when
> the weather turns cold.
> Now on to *reserve capacity*: It’s a measurement of the number of minutes
> of reserve power the battery has at a given load. The number is more
> important these days because of parasitic drain. Parasitic drain is the
> battery energy that’s used when the key is off. So the power drawn by the
> sedan security system, the remote start system, even the power the sedan
> computers require to maintain their memory.
> Reserves are also needed when you make very short trips around North Kansas
> City. You’re not driving long enough for the battery to recover the energy
> it used to start the sedan engine.
> *So go with the minimum recommended by your manufacturer and upgrade if you
> need more.* Talk with your honest Jim’s Discount Tire & Brake service
> advisor about options. If you need more from your battery, a larger
> capacity battery may be called for.
> Batteries are a big ticket item for most North Kansas City motorists, so
> the warranty gives peace of mind. Be sure to ask about the car battery
> warranty at
> Jim’s Discount Tire & Brake so you know what you’re getting. At Jim’s
> Discount Tire & Brake, we have been providing quality auto service in North
> Kansas City for 26 years.
> Give us a call
> Jim’s Discount Tire & Brake
> 101 Armour Rd
> North Kansas City, MO 64116
> At Jim’s Discount Tire & Brake in North
> Kansas City MO (64116) we install *quality NAPA replacement parts*. Give us
> a call at *816.471.5540*. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit