Back to all

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview

July 7, 2019

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Riverview runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, Battery they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in FL, specifically how cold it is. (Many Riverview drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the 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 when the temperature dips. Let's say it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees C) in Riverview. At that temperature, 100% of the battery's power is available. At freezing, only 65% of battery power is available, but it requires 155% as much power to start the engine as it did at 80 degrees F (27 degrees C).

As you can see, the colder it gets, more power is needed, but the available power drops.

So if you live where it's cold in FL, you need a battery with more cold cranking amps than you do where it's moderate or hot. The battery that originally came with your vehicle was based on averages. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview, we like to remind Riverview drivers that they should always get at least as many cold cranking amps as their vehicle manufacturer recommends but may want to upgrade if they live where it gets real cold.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview
10209 Big Bend Rd
Riverview, FL 33578
813-672-2030
http://www.tuffyriverview.com

 

Need Service?

Schedule an appointment

More articles from Tuffy Riverview

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

July 25, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Riverview

July 18, 2021

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Riverview area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Riverview drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshi... More

Fuel Injectors

July 11, 2021

The last new American vehicles sold in Riverview with a carburetor rolled out of the FL dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Riverview, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine co... More