KENNEWICK, WA – It has probably happened to all of us at some point. You get in your car to go to work in the morning and instead of your engine starting all you hear is a little click.
It was that kind of a morning for me. I had to call one of our NBC Right Now photographers to come jump start my car. How can it be avoided? I decided to speak with some experts today to get some tips on how to prevent this from happening again.
"There's actually a combination of acid and water in your battery," said Ben Gatewood from Meyers Auto tech. "So the cold does affect the water inside the battery and it affects the cranking amperage."
Gatewood says say if you can keep your car out of the cold that is step one, but many times it's unavoidable. Listening to your car for those first signs of stalling is key.