What to know about your car battery
Find out everything you need to know about car batteries, from how to avoid shortening your battery’s life to knowing when your car battery is failing.
RACV Emergency Roadside Assistance attended over 290,000 Victorian car battery callouts in 2022, with battery failure one of the most common callouts for Emergency Roadside Assistance.
"RACV battery callouts resulted in over 163,000 jump-starts and 126,000 car battery replacements, so it is worth reading up on car battery care," said RACV General Manager Motoring Products, Jeff Ames.
“Car batteries are more likely to go flat in winter and during prolonged cold weather. The chill slows down the chemical reactions inside your car battery, sapping its strength, meaning it must work much harder to produce electricity.”
Vehicle maintenance is especially important in winter as inclement weather like cold temperatures, wind, ice, sleet, and snow become more common.
To help you prevent your battery from going flat in the first place, read up on car battery warning signs, charge levels and more with this handy guide.