Lights, heaters and wipers put high demands on the car battery. If your driving is mainly dark rush-hour trips, the battery will give out eventually.
Batteries rarely last longer than five years. Replacing one near the end of its life can save a lot of time and inconvenience at the side of the road.
Here’s a few tips to get the most from your battery:
- Avoid running electrical systems any longer than necessary – turn the heater fan down and switch the heated rear window off once windows are clear.
- If the car stands idle most of the weekend a regular overnight trickle charge is a good idea to give the battery a chance to revive.
- Turn off non-essential electrical loads like lights, rear screen heater and wipers before trying to start the engine.
- Use the starter in short five-second bursts if the engine doesn’t start quickly, leaving thirty seconds between attempts to allow the battery to recover.
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