DALLAS (Jan. 11, 2012) — As Old Man Winter begins to grip the nation, Interstate Batteries encourages motorists to protect and care for that part of the vehicle a driver depends on most each day. Cold weather can influence a vehicle engine to put twice as much stress on the battery.
"Basic battery maintenance can prevent freezing and battery damage from severe winter weather," said Gale Kimbrough, Interstate Batteries technical service manager. "Preventative measures — such as keeping vehicles in garages, purchasing a battery heater and choosing the right type of battery for specific regions of the country — are always helpful in conserving your battery's life."
Kimbrough recommends this 10-step winter battery care checklist:
In just 30 seconds, Interstate All Battery Centers and Firestone locations provide motorists with a free printout analysis of the vehicle battery condition.
To find more information and a local Interstate All Battery Center or Interstate Batteries dealer, visit interstatebatteries.com or interstatebatteries.mobi.
Interstate All Battery Center provides Every Battery for Every Need®. The retail unit of Interstate Batteries offers more than 16,000 batteries, from cell phone, hearing aid and laptop batteries to alkaline and automotive batteries. All Battery operates more than 200 locations throughout North America. To find the nearest site, go to interstatebatteries.com. For information on franchise opportunities, visit allbatteryfranchise.com.
Interstate Batteries delivers Outrageously Dependable® portable power solutions. The Dallas-based company distributes automotive batteries, franchises and operates retail battery stores, recycles batteries, and provides motive and critical power products. Interstate sells products throughout North America, Australia, the Caribbean and Latin America. Interstate employs more than 1,600 team members throughout North America. For more information, visit interstatebatteries.com.