How do Car Batteries Work?

Batteries have been around in one form or another for centuries. As early as the 18th Century, batteries created electrical energy via a chemical process. Batteries consist of four parts—a non-conductive container, the anode (a negatively charged pole), a cathode (a positively charged pole, and an electrolyte (a material through which only electrons can travel).

The modern automotive battery consists of plates of reactive material at each pole with the material in the cathode attracting the electrons from the material in the anode. The particles pass through barriers of electrolytes establishing pathways of travel. Because of the mean temperature of 20C to 30C in which most live, the materials used to create the electron flow are compiled to work best in those temperatures.

At Tim Short Auto Mall, we are aware of the temperatures in our area and work with your battery to ensure optimum performance during every season.



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