If you have tried to turn your car and the battery was dead you know how frustrating it can be. There are some things that you can do to jump-start the dead battery and get your car running again.
Make a Call
If the battery is dead, call a friend with jumper cables. If no one is around called road assistance. They can come and jump-start your car. You should also keep a portable car jump start in your trunk and make sure it is charged. If no one is around you will be able to start the battery on your own.
In the colder months, the temperature can kill the battery. Before the winter temperatures come to have your car battery tested. An older battery has less power and may not start when the temperatures get too low. It may be wise replacing the battery before the low temperatures hit. When the weather is cold try to bundle the trips to the store. Short tips can have a negative impact on the battery.
Keeping the Battery Alive
There are some things that can be done to keep the car battery alive and allow the car to have more power. If the car is not running, shut the radio off. This is doing nothing but draining the power for the battery. Make sure every time you leave the car the headlights and interior lights are off. Leaving them on can kill the battery in no time.
In order to avoid getting stuck, the car battery should be checked frequently. If the battery is showing signs of corrosion, be sure to have it checked by a professional. Keep a set of jumper cables in the car. If the battery dies while you are out, at least you can get a jump start home or to the mechanic to have your battery tested or replaced.