Sunday 15 July 2012

Flat battery

I was about to take ladysolly to get her dressing changed, but when I tried to start the Freelander, it wouldn't even accept the key fob. After a couple of tries, we abandoned the car and went in the Volvo.

When I got back, I had a look at the car. The battery was down to five volts - it should be 12. I have no idea how this could have happened, I don't think I left anything switched on. So, I've put it on charge, and I just hope it doesn't happen again.

But I've noticed that it's been having trouble starting the engine; it only just turned it over. And I'm wondering if the alternator is charging the battery properly. I carry a Halfords battery charger in the car, so hopefully with that, it means I won't get stranded. I hope.


  1. If the battery's over 5 years old, probably worth getting a new one?

  2. Good thought. Yes, it's about that age.