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Power To Save: Car Batteries
MOOSIC, Pa. -- This week's cold blast may have left you stuck in the driveway with a dead car battery. How can you check if it's really dead and what's the proper way to dispose of your old ones? "The battery starts its life out with a certain amperage and voltage rating, and as anything in life, it dissipates after time. The cold weather just kind of accelerates that process," said Greg McMichael, Jack Williams Tire & Auto general manager. "After about five years or so, you're probably going to see the battery start to dissipate, so it might not be dead altogether, but you're going to see a decrease in the amperage that the battery is putting out."