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Long Lake MN 55356
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The Assult on Batteries

If you do a lot of stop-and-go urban driving, you should know that it could affect your automobileís battery performance and service life. The reason for this is that low engine RPMs (rotations per minute, a unit used to measure the rotational speed of the engine) at stop lights (2-3 minutes) makes the battery work harder to supply the electrical needs of the vehicle, especially with numerous electrical accessories turned on. Short drives and stop-and-go driving require the battery to supply the electrical needs that the alternator is struggling to provide. As a result of this reduced charge time (and additional heat), stop-and-go drivers should, for the most part, expect shorter battery life and more frequent replacement intervals.

A dead battery isnít usually a big deal, but it can leave you stranded far from home, in the dark. Thatís why you need regularly scheduled maintenance - to catch things like corroded batteries before they become stories about being stuck on the side of the highway in the pouring rain. Weíll provide the preventative care that every car needs to extend its life and keep you safer on the road. If you canít remember the last time you had your car tuned up, then you need to call 952-473-4848 today for an appointment.

Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

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HINT: As the battery, battery cables, connections, starter and alternator age, the internal corrosion in these components results in increased resistance, causing voltage to be reduced.