There are few things as frustrating as getting into your car, turning the key in the ignition and the car failing to start especially if you are about to go to work or go for an appointment. If you have breakdown cover that covers you from your home address as well as when you are away from home then sometimes the simplest solution is to give them a ring and arrange for a mechanic to come out to you however if you do not have cover or if you have but it does not cover home start it will be necessary to either find a local mobile mechanic to come out to you or get the car towed to a local garage. There are always going to be occasions when your car breaks down unexpectedly but there are measures that you can take to prevent some breakdowns or at least minimise their frequency.
One of the major car parts that fail particularly during the winter months is the battery. As soon as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in meaning that we need to use car lights more frequently our car batteries are put under more pressure and some older batteries then let us down.
It is worthwhile asking your usual car garage to check the battery when your car is in for its service or MOT to see whether it is holding its charge efficiently so avoiding the situation of the car failing to start due to battery failure.