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My car was working fine before the winter storm, now it wont start and making clicking noise?

i had to jump start it yesterday and it was working fine throughout the rest of the day, but now its the next day and wont start again same clicking. the battery is about five years old but it was working perfectly fine before the snow.

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new battery may be needed but often in heavy use in v cold weather and sort runs a battery will fail to get fully charged. hence it fails. do check for corrosion around terminals etc. ensure we don't have anything draining it down radio? boot light? etc as this can flatten a battery within hours. another point is if one diode in a battery fails ? we can run car with no ignition warning light and it will provide some charging but WILL drain down a battery overnight ( puzzles many as to why a battery can b fully recharged an then goes flat again and a replacement also goes flat)

Good batteries last 4 years, then you change them, even if it's a 5 or 6 year battery you still change it.

Now some batteries are 3 years, with those you change them in 3 years or just before, but you don't use any battery more than 4 years if you want to stay dependable, now of course you can do like you did and just wait until it dies but I don't like to do that, you could get stranded somewhere.

If you do need to keep a battery longer, like if you were poor then buy a solution called Charge It, you can get on Amazon and on some other sites, you pore some in each hole if you have a battery with caps you can take off and that makes the battery last longer, you could get an extra year out of it.

get it running and go to an auto parts store where they test batteries and the charging system for free...

i's time for a new battery

the jumping was your chance to go get a new battery... don't blow it the next time...

get it running and go to an auto parts store where they test batteries and the charging system for free.........

i's time for a new battery

get it running and go to an auto parts store where they test batteries and the charging system for free...

get it running and go to an auto parts store where they test batteries and the charging system for free.........

the jumping was your chance to go get a new battery... don't blow it the next time...