Well, we have all been here, haven’t we?!
The last time my sister left for a long vacation, she shifted her car to my garage with strict instructions to start the engine at least once in two days even if I do not take the vehicle out. But work and small alterations in the house meant that the car laid just the way it was kept for the most part of the month.
Suddenly I realized that the date of her arrival was drawing near and I almost panicked!
I rushed out with the keys and was heartbroken when I heard the cranking noise from the engine. A few minutes later also it refused to start. That was that. I broke out in a sweat wondering how I would face the sister.
Fortunately, mechanicbase came to my rescue:
They have a dynamic group of mechanics who will go to the customer’s place and troubleshoot if anything minor. They also pick up the vehicle or tow it in case they think that vehicle needs more attention.
Here is my take away!
From the guys at the service station, I learned this guide of how to protect the car battery from dying.
- The extreme temperature will definitely take a toll:
There is nothing that can be done to what the vagaries of nature can do to the humble car battery! Too much cold can freeze the battery and you will end up having to wait a bit before it cranks up or too excessive heat can also evaporate all the electrolytes in there again giving you trouble when you want to start it.
The best thing to do is to keep in the garage, covered and make sure to run the vehicle albeit even for short distances once in two days at least. This will keep the battery in shape.
- Disconnect the battery in case you know that you will not need to use out for a month’s time!
I had my own car and I knew I wouldn’t be using hers so I should have removed the wiring and stored the battery elsewhere. This helps to conserve him a battery and extends its life.
- Tipping off helps:
You can charge your battery or even tip it with extra electrolytes in case of need arises. The strength of the solution can be checked to determine how much tipping the car actually requires.