It is amazing how much we rely on our cars these days. Just being without your car for one day can cause extreme difficulty. Just getting to work, getting the kids to and from school, shopping or many of the other tasks that you have to do on a daily basis is so much harder when you do not have your car.
The only thing worse than being without a car, is being stranded in a broken down car. The breakdown services attend millions of vehicles each year, both at the roadside and at home. The biggest cause of breakdowns at home is a flat battery and jump starts are a major part of the breakdown patrols workload. Of course, a flat battery does not always strike when you are at home. It could easily cause a breakdown when you are out for the day, or shopping or even when you have finished work. Then you have to wait around for hours while the breakdown service attends or worse still, have to pay for a garage to come and fix the car. So it is always better to keep your battery in good condition especially when you are on busy roads, like Essex. Some areas are always busier than others. So in order to be absolutely certain about your car batteries, you should take the help of a local expert in Essex, for example Jet Wheel Tyre.
Many of these breakdowns could have been avoided with a bit of battery maintenance. Most batteries have ‘maintenance free’ stamped all over them, but this is just not the case. There are still many things to check, for example, the battery terminals are prone to oxidization which in turn can lead to poor charging and starting, the battery can have a faulty cell which can drain the batteries charge, the battery can become insecure which could at the worst case result in a vehicle fire, the list goes on!
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