Does your engine crank over hard when it’s cold outside or does it take a few seconds to start? Do you lights dim when cranking your engine over or do you notice corrosion around the terminals?
The extreme cold of northern states can wear down a battery but heat actually is a batteries worst enemy. High heat actually causes corrosion on the terminals which creates a bad connection, possibly causing the battery to drain or create issues when starting the vehicle. During the winter months, the cold slows the chemical reaction in the battery which is why your vehicle may start a little slower than normal.
NAPA Auto Parts have free battery checks at all of our stores, if you think you have a problem with your battery, stop by your nearest NAPA Auto Parts for a free check.