This cold weather is playing havoc with car and van batteries and our etyres branches have been deluged with requests to fit replacements as soon as possible.
What is happening is that the icy chill is thickening engine oil, which makes it harder for the engine to turn over, this in turn demands more current from your battery. However, the cold weather is also sapping the chemical reaction the battery relies on to produce electricity, therefore it has less juice to get the engine started.
And be warned, if your vehicle started begrudgingly this morning, it is a definite sign that your battery is on its last legs, especially if it is more than five years old, and you might want to bite the bullet and get it replaced as soon as possible to avoid being stranded in a few days time.
If you need a new battery, remember that as well as coming to you to fit your new tyres, etyres also supply and fit car and van batteries at a time and location of your choice.
So if you are stranded at home or in your work car park, call our National Sales Team immediately on 0800 028 9000 and we will do everything we can to get you back on the road again as quickly as possible.
Denna Bowman, Head Office