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The colder winter months can seriously compromise the effectiveness of your car battery.

This is why we offer a free diagnostic battery check. Your battery is one of the most important components of your car. It is often during cold spells that you can first experience problems. This can be at the very least inconvenient, or, if you find yourself stranded in extreme conditions, potentially dangerous. Cold temperatures affect the chemical processes in your car's battery. These processes are responsible for producing and storing electricity in your car battery. The chemical reaction is slowed down and this affects the batterys ability to hold a charge.

Here are a few things that can help maintain your car battery:

  • Switch off all features in your car that use the battery before switching off your engine at the end of your journey
  • Ensure all electrical features using the car battery are switched off before starting your engine
  • Check that there are no interior lights - including in the boot - left on or any devices such as phone chargers left plugged in that will continue to use the battery while the car is parked
  • If possible, park your car in a garage or other sheltered, covered area to protect your battery from the cold

Bring Your Car Battery for a Free Diagnostic Health Check

With your comfort and safety in mind, we would recommend that you take advantage of our free diagnostic health check, which provides you with a printed report of the condition of your battery.

Call us on 0115 9784483 or send us a message using our Contact Form for more information about our range of battery services.