If your car isn’t being used as much at the moment, or is perhaps only being used on very short trips, this can have a knock on effect on your car battery. It can lead to your car battery not getting fully charged up, which in turn can stop it from working which, when you do eventually need to start the car, it simply won’t start.
So how do you check your car battery? Well to check the voltage you’ll need a car battery tester - they’re pretty simple to use and you can find them in most car accessory shops or online. Take a look in your car owners manual for the how much charge your battery should have (it’s usually around 12-13 volts)
It’s super important to look after the health of your car battery and there’s a couple of different ways you can do it:
- Try to avoid turning your car off and on-again multiple times
- Unplug anything when the car isn’t in use that may be using the power – such as a dashcam
- Avoid frequent short car journeys. If you have access to more than one car, switch it up for drives a bit further away