Beware flat batteries in cold weather

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Drivers were warned to be aware of flat batteries on Wednesday this week with the return to work for the first working day of the new year after many vehicles have been left standing over the holidays.

It’s one of the busiest days of the year for recovery crews and flat batteries are the main culprit.

Research shows that 1 in 4 motorists have never checked their battery, while 16% of 25-34-year-olds cannot even find it! And 46% do not know how to jump start their vehicle.

Remember lights, heaters and gizmos such as dash cams all draw on the vehicle battery. So, if vehicle batteries are getting on a bit and the temperatures dip, we could be shivering roadside.

At Bushey Hall, one customer dropped his vehicle into our rear parking area for work to be done yesterday only for the battery to be so dead, it had to be jump started just to get it into the workshop!

Don’t forget those basic motor checks when vehicles have been left standing. Keep Bushey Hall Garage’s number handy: 01923 237135. 24-hour recovery is just one of the services we provide.

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Bushey Hall Garage
Bushey Hall Drive
WD23 2QE