I’m having a wee spot of bother with the old motor.
Last winter, I occasionally had to charge the battery. There was nothing strange in that as quite often I wouldn’t drive far enough to recharge it after a cold start.
Winter passed into spring and I was still having to give it a bit if a boost with the old charger. It became a fortnightly chore. As the weeks passed fortnightly became weekly and lately became daily.
I don’t mind having to charge it, except that I occasionally forget it’s on charge and leave it out there with the engine open to the elements. After a few rainy nights, I now have a nice clean engine.
The time has come for a new battery.
One thing that struck me about all this faffing about with batteries – what the hell happened to the good old starting handle? In the Good Old Days, if the battery was dead, you simply rammed in the starting handle, gave it a couple of cranks and away you’d go. Also there used to be a wee ammeter on the dashboard that warned you if the battery was charging or discharging. And if they say that there is no need for these gizmos these days as batteries are so reliable, then I would like to point them in the direction of my car.
Of course the Brain Dead and the Alarmists are constantly shouting these days about electric cars. They are “the way of the future”.
I’ll tell you one thing.
If the car of the future runs on batteries like mine, then we are all fucked.