Why is my MINIs battery flat?
It can sometimes seem like you get a flat car battery at the worst possible time - it’s one of the unwritten rules in life; but no matter how inconvenient a car battery might be, it’s actually a relatively cheap and easy problem to solve, on a MINI or any other brand.
You can suffer a flat car battery for a whole host of reasons, including:
- Cold weather increasing drain on electrical components
- Leaving the lights on
- Lots of short journeys
- A fault with your MINI’s charging system (the alternator)
- A fault with the battery itself
If your car battery has been drained by leaving the lights on overnight, you may be able to resolve the situation with a battery charger that plugs into the mains. However, if the battery is completely flat, a simple charge will not work. Even if you can recharge the battery yourself and start the car, its life may be have been significantly shortened, which is something a garage will have to test. Remember, it takes a large amount of electrical power to spin your MINI’s starter motor and start the car, which is why it’s so important to have a battery that’s in good condition.
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