Submitted by hoffa24 on January 24, 2013
Let me start out by saying that I know this is an unfair question to those who are in the depth of winter, but it has been almost 80 degrees here in Phoenix.
It has been my experience that car batteries in Phoenix never last and I have been told that it is primarily due to the heavy use of the charging systems powering the AC. I know that there have been issues with cold weather mileage and I was wondering if there is any information about how 115 degree weather and constant AC use will affect mileage as well as the life time of the batteries.
I typically commute a total of 70 miles per day which means that the 40 should be enough to go to work and back but I am concerned that with real world driving conditions (80 mph driving, AC running) coupled with decrease in battery capacity will result in less than 70 mile range in a few years.
Ive tried to look through past threads for info, how come there is no search capability?