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Rise in breakdowns expected as cold snap arrives - RAC advice to drivers

posted on 29/11/2023
Rise in breakdowns expected as cold snap arrives - RAC advice to drivers

With the arrival of colder weather conditions across the whole of the country, RAC Breakdown spokesperson Alice Williams said:

"We expect to see a sharp rise in breakdowns this week as cold weather is the nemesis of older car batteries. It exposes any weaknesses in battery health and leads to a huge jump in the number of cars that won't start.

"We urge every driver who has noticed their car is sluggish to start to get it checked by a reputable mobile mechanic or garage as soon as possible. Anyone who doesn't, risks their car letting them down just at the very moment they need it, whether they're heading to work or on the way to an important appointment.

"We also strongly recommend drivers pack some winter gear should their cars let them down and they find themselves stuck in sub-zero temperatures. Extra warm clothes, food and drink, plus a fully charged phone powerbank are all a must."

*Article Source www.rac.co.uk

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