RAC advises drivers to avoid having a manic monday morning

With the threat of bad weather and freezing temperatures set to return to many parts of the country - RAC is advising drivers who haven't used their cars this weekend to start their vehicles today and to let it run for five to ten minutes to avoid the perils of a flat battery – making sure they don’t leave the car unattended while the engine is running.

Alan Wilcock, RAC Patrol Ambassador of the Year, said: "Since the start of the bad weather cars not starting has been the number 1 problem for drivers. Many people will have stayed home this weekend or not used their cars. For the sake of taking five to ten minutes today to start your car, you could potentially save yourself a lot of hassle in the morning."

RAC Press Office:

Erik Nelson 01603 682264/07989 427086, Vicki Burn 01603 684224/07800 692909, Adrian Tink 01603 681922/07800 690602, John Franklin 01603 680795/07800 692110