How to take care of your car battery

A car battery is an object many don’t give a second thought – until the day you crank the key with disappointment.

We are only human, and there can be occasions when we accidentally drain our battery by leaving car lights on or playing audio systems while the car engine is off. Other less noticeable factors such as irregular use of your car and sudden seasonal changes in weather temperature can also have an effect on the health of your battery.

Check out these tips to take care of your battery and help extend its service life.

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Feeling flat?

If you’re unlucky enough to experience a flat battery, AA Battery Service can come to you 24/7 and usually within the hour.

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