Winter is coming. Check your car battery

01/11/2019

British winter weather is looming, and for most of us, the de-icer spray and microfiber windscreen cloths are out in force already.

But when exactly is the right time to check that your car is up to scratch to deal with the winter weather? One main area of your car you need to keep an eye on is its battery.

If we start with the basics on how a car battery works, put simply, it provides a jolt of energy to get things moving and grooving when you turn your key in the ignition. Without a battery, your car’s engine won’t start and the electrics won’t work.

So, it’s freezing outside and the cold weather is slowing everything down. This includes your car battery. Your car’s battery can lose around 35% of its strength when temperatures drop to 0 degrees Celsius or below.

Luckily, you can help keep your car battery in good health, during the cold weather by taking precautions, these can include:

  1. Park your car in your garage, or downward facing away from the wind.
  2. Give your battery a charge, making it less likely to freeze over the winter period.
  3. Install a battery blanket.

So now that you have car battery on the brain, make sure that yours is safe for winter. Suitable or many types of vehicles, CJ metals breakers yard located in Keighley, West Yorkshire has batteries of all shapes and sizes, and will be able to advise on what’s best for your car.

For more information, give us a call today on 01535 609 071