Cold January days can mean poor battery health

Poor Battery Health during cold January days - The best ways to fix!
Poor Battery Health - Jump leads to start the car

Brrrrrr, it’s been colder than usual over these recent winter mornings and unfortunately our vehicles, don’t always like it, with poor battery health causing the main trouble.

According to the RAC website, flat batteries are the number 1 call out issue for their teams. If your car is struggling to start first time and your battery seems weaker than usual, or the journey’s that you are taking just aren’t long enough to fully re-charge the battery to its full capacity, then it maybe time for a replacement.

Unfortunately, vehicle batteries don’t last forever and do need replacing every so often to get the best benefit from them.

Reducing poor battery health

Furthermore, there are several factors that can drain the energy from a car battery and reduce its capacity to start a vehicle. For example, if you wish to prolong the time for a battery replacement, then you can carry out a few methods to immediately reduce the effect of a flat car battery.

Before starting the car for the first time in the morning, you should carry out the following to improve poor battery health:

  1. Make sure the lights are turned off until after the car starts
  2. Don’t start the car with the fans and heaters running
  3. Turn off the air-conditioning before starting the car
  4. Only turn on the radio after the car has started
  5. Remove any gadgets plugged into the vehicle such as phone chargers
  6. If you have a vehicle battery charger available, then recharge the battery to its full capacity

Finally, a new battery installed by Stourbridge Automotive for your AudiBMWMINI, Mercedes JaguarLand Rover or Range Rover, will soon fix the issue, without any fuss. To ensure that your AudiBMWMINI, Mercedes JaguarLand Rover or Range Rover starts first time and runs reliably on a cold winter morning, please speak to our team to book your vehicle in for a replacement battery if your vehicle is suffering from poor battery health, or see our battery website page for more details.