Each winter as the temperature drops, the number of calls to RAC Roadside Assistance for battery-related problems can increase by up to 30 per cent.

car batteries and battery chargersIn cold weather, using window de-misters, internal heating, windscreen wipers and leaving headlights on for longer puts more strain on your battery, which over time can cause it to go fl at or even fail.

Using less of these internal accessories often isn’t practical. One way to keep your battery healthy during winter is to use a CTEK 8 Stage Car Battery Charger to keep it fully charged.

If you do find yourself with a dead battery this winter call RAC Batteries on 13 11 11 to arrange a replacement. Delivery and installation is free for members and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.*

*Perth metro area only. Some makes require batteries to be fitted in a workshop where a fee will apply.