The Arctic weather conditions are leaving many motorists stranded when their car batteries lose their charge.
It’s also why etyres mobile fitting service – which is so popular with customers who order tyres from us – is proving a hit with motorists who need a new battery.
Battery failure is one of the most common causes of breakdown at this time of year, because they say a car battery can lose 50 per cent of its power when the weather is cold.
A lot of people think that car batteries should last forever, but like tyres, they have a limited life.
Sluggish starting is a sure sign that your car battery is getting old. As soon as starting becomes slow, it’s time to think about buying a new battery.
To avoid problems with your battery take the trouble to park your car in a garage if it is possible.
Also, consider investing in a good quality charger to keep your battery topped up.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team