Avoid Being Stranded With a Flat Battery This Winter
A flat battery is the most common reason for a vehicle failing to start. Once the first real frost strikes this winter thousands of motorists are likely to left stranded. Motorists will be stuck, late for work and waiting for assistance. According to Car Parts Direct, lots of motorists will buy a new car battery they simply do not require. Flat batteries account for almost 20 per cent of all vehicle breakdowns in the UK, according to the AA and RAC. Motorists who drive short journeys, leave headlights on and heaters blowing whilst stood in traffic are most likely to be left stranded. Leaving the interior light on or parking up for prolonged periods in very cold weather is enough to drain the battery. But it’s often just a battery re-charge that’s needed – not a replacement battery.
Car Parts Direct provides a DIY product to get a motorist with a flat battery on the move again. Motorists can avoid expensive call outs and the risk of buying a non-required part. It’s a battery charger that also tests the level of power in a battery instantly and it can boost start a vehicle in around 10 minutes. The unit will totally recharge a completely flat battery up-to 10 times faster than some ordinary chargers – and the device helps to indicate if the battery needs replacing.
The Sparkrite Booster Starter and Charger works with all 12-volt vehicle batteries, both sealed and unsealed. The unit automatically switches off to avoid overcharging and can also be used to trickle charge batteries that are likely to be left unused for long periods. The Booster and Starter charger simply plugs straight into the mains supply and is claimed to be very simple to operate.