The Canadian Automobile Association is urging people to check their car batteries now that winter temperatures have taken a dip.
The CAA’s Gary Howard says the cold takes a toll on car batteries and they get an influx of calls each winter from people whose vehicles simply won’t start.
He says car batteries normally last about three or four years. He urges drivers to have their car batteries tested to ensure they’ll get the job done.
He says even just getting your battery tested by a professional will go a long way.
He also suggests when it’s cold, try reducing the strain on the battery during start-up by turning off windshield wipers, window defrosters and radio before starting your engine.