What do I do if my car battery dies?
Firstly, remember you’re not alone. Around two-thirds of UK breakdown callouts are the result of dead car batteries. This happens most often when people leave the lights on while the engine’s not running. Easy to forget, especially if you’re a new driver.
But you may be able to fix the problem yourself by jump-starting the car. For that, you’ll need some jump leads and a driver who’s willing to attach them to their own car. After you’ve started the engine, keep driving for at least half an hour until your own battery has charged.
It might be worth keeping a battery charger in your boot at all times, in case your battery dies and there isn’t another driver around to help you.