Car batteries are something we all take for granted, we put the key in the ignition, turn it and in an instant it sparks our engine to life.
But what happens when your car battery fails, when it's stone cold dead, your car is stuck outside your home or workplace and you're going nowhere?
Of course, winter puts an additional strain on batteries, because the colder it gets the more power our engines need to get them started. Then there is the fact that lights, heaters, windscreen heaters, seat warmers and windscreen wipers are all putting extra demands on the battery.
A car battery usually only has a lifespan of around five years, but even relatively new ones can go wrong due to constant use of the heater, heated seats and lights.
There are signs to look out for that indicate when a battery is getting weak and may need replacing, these include a sluggish starter motor when the ignition key is turned and headlights that dim when the engine speed drops to an idle.
Also when you start the car first thing in the morning or after leaving work make sure that non-essentials like seat warmers and windscreen wipers are turned off.
There are also numerous products on the market that can help you take better care of your vehicle battery, including portable chargers, tester and even blankets.
Etyres have a comprehensive range of batteries available to supply and fit, often within hours.
The price you pay includes fitting, disposal of the old battery and VAT - and all our batteries come with a 3 year guarantee.