Too many of us have been faced with the problem of our car not starting and many times it is due to the car battery being flat, having too little charge if any at all. This problem can occur for a variety of reasons firstly, if we left the lights on and as the battery, as well as starting the car, run all the electrics in the car, without the engine running, the battery will always have to run out of charge. Another reason why the battery could fail to start the car is because the alternator has a problem. The alternator is like a turbine that generates electricity from motion and in the case of a car, the spinning of the engine is what the alternator needs to produce electricity which it then sends to the battery to keep or recharge it. Therefore if the alternator is not functioning properly, even if the engine is running, the battery will not receive and top up from it and so will eventually run out of charge. The third reason why the battery may not start the car is because it has become old, meaning that it is only able to hold a reduced amount of current, perhaps not enough to start the car or, if it is even older, it may no longer be able to accept a recharge which means that, even if the alternator is working, the battery will soon lose any charge that it had left in it.
If it is just a case that we left our lights on, a jump start may be all we need as, once the engine has been started by the jump, as the alternator and battery are functioning correctly and the battery is not too old, the engine, via the alternator, will soon recharge the battery. If though, the alternator is broken or the battery is too old or damaged in some way, you will probably have to get replacements otherwise you will have to jump the car each time and the electrics in the car won’t work even if the engine is running.
If you have determined that the battery is the problem, there are new Cheap Car Batteries available from certain retail outlets but before you order one, which may be able to be delivered, you should ensure that you are ordering one that will snuggly fit into the space provided in the engine and that it has sufficient power to start and run your particular car. Although there are different brands of car battery, meaning that they are made by different manufacturers, they are basically the same and each manufacturer makes them in a variety of sizes and potential power output. To ensure that you are ordering one that is suitable for your car, look for relevant markings on your old battery or, if you can’t find any, the retailer should be able to advise you as to the correct batteries for your make and year of car.