What would drain your car battery?

Flat batteries There is 5 common causes that will drain your battery...

  • Cold Weather: This is because cold weather slows everything down, this includes the chemical reaction inside the car battery. If the weather is below a certain temperature this will cause the battery to lose a lot of its strength.
  • Over time: Just like the batteries in your remote, car batteries will die over time.
  • Corrosion: Another reason why your car battery may die is due to corrosions at the connections.
  • Electronic Drain: This could just be a common human mistake such as leaving your interior lights or headlights on, causing your battery to drain.
  • Parasite drain in the electrical system: This could be something really simple such as glove box lights which should go off but don't.
  • Too many short drives: In the long run if all you're doing is constantly short trips, you will find your battery has a shorter battery life.

What do you do if you have a flat battery? 

  • Charge it up!: If your car isn't completely dead, you may still be able to save it using a car battery charger these plug into the mains. 
  • Jump start your car: ​If the battery has completely drained, you won't be able to just use a car battery charger. You can try jump starting your car, to do this you'll need a jump starter pack or a set of jump leads and a car to charge it up with. 
  • Call us: ​If jump starting your car didn't work, something more serious might be going on. Give us a call and we will see what we can do to get you up and running as soon as possible. This may be a simple fix on our part or it could mean you need a replacement battery.