12th April 2021
Running into a flat car battery can be irritating at the best of times – but especially when you’re in a rush, leaving for work or heading to appointment. Let’s be honest, experiencing a dead car battery at any time is likely to put a stop to your plans for the day. So, why do car batteries go flat? And how can you tell if a car battery is dead?
Car batteries can become flat for a number of reasons, such as a drop in temperature - which is one of the most common reasons, as the cold weather can freeze the battery solution and limit ability to transfer full power to the battery. Another common reason why your battery may be flat could be due to lack of use – if you leave your car on the drive for a few weeks or months without using it, your car’s battery will gradually lose its charge, which can lead to battery failure.
However, if your battery keeps dying persistently, it could mean there is a fault, and it may be time to invest in a new car battery. Book in for your free battery check at your local Merityre Specialists branch where we can diagnose your battery issues, and advise whether your battery needs repairing or replacing.
So, how can you tell if a car battery is dead?
If your car battery has died, there are ways to boost it back to life again – such as jump starting your vehicle. However, visit our dedicated batteries page for more information on replacement or repair of your current car battery.
Typically, the average car battery is set to last around 3-5 years – but this is very dependent on a number of factors, such as the climate of your residency (as heat or extreme cold temperatures causes the rate of battery degradation to increase), how often you use your vehicle and what type of battery you have.
Ready to book in for your free car battery check at Merityre Specialists? Our team of experts are on hand to provide you with repair or replacement information, as well as more advice on how to tell if a battery is dead.