Reasons For Car Battery Overheating

Reasons For Car Battery Overheating


At West End Nissan, we have many automotive services available to help you keep your vehicle running at its best and avoid issues down the road. Our numerous services can help you enjoy a seamless and effortless ownership experience by giving you predictable service internals and the support you need when your vehicle experiences issues.


Reasons for Car Battery Overheating


Short Circuit


A battery can experience short-circuiting both internally and externally, and it's important to prevent this from happening as it can be a safety hazard. External short-circuiting occurs when the battery terminals make a connection with a conductive alloy, allowing for the electricity to pass through, causing excessive heat. Internal short-circuiting happens when the battery's internal insulting separators are damaged, leading to deflection of electrodes and causing excessive heat, damaging the battery further and possibly can lead to a fire or smoke.


Old Battery


As mentioned above, internal short-circuiting can cause heat to build up inside the battery due to internal separator failure, which usually happens with old batteries that are not appropriately maintained. To avoid this failure, have your battery inspected and replace it when it gets too old. Also, older batteries sometimes have issues with recharging properly, causing longer recharge times that promote heat.


Defective Alternator


Having a faulty alternator is an issue that requires prompt action to avoid further damage to other electrical components. There are two ways an alternator can fail, which can cause it to overcharge or undercharge the battery. If the alternator overcharges the battery, it will cause heat to upbuild and damage components, whereas undercharging the battery will result in an insufficient charge that will keep your vehicle from operating correctly.


Contact Us


If you are experiencing any of those symptoms, you should contact us to get your vehicle the repairs it needs. Our Service Centre has factory-trained technicians that will diagnose the problem with your charging system and have you back on the road safely in no time.


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