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Our 2008 swift was sitting idle for 3 or 4 days but it did start all right in the afternoon. But next morning, around 4:45am, I try to start it but on the first turn of the starter the battery just went flat. I charged it, and it was in working order for a week..when another morning (5:30am) it struggles to start but somehow started. Later that day in the afternoon when I was using the climate control with the engine off for like 3 minutes, the battery died. Jump started it and got it working again..4 days later I jokingly told my brother that the car won't start the next morning & alas, that's what happened (today morning 4:30am) the battery went flat on the first turn and the dashboard lights were fluctuating, I switched it off immediately. The internet says cold weather plays havoc on an old battery (our battery looks old but not sure how many years old) & that it is time to change the battery..the green indicator is there as well. When attempting to start, you could hear the motor slowly turning over. So hopefully no problems with that. So is it time for a new battery or is something seriously wrong?
JayZ posted a topic in General AutomotiveThe Tenaga (Park Smart) car parking fines is a total nightmare. If you are unable to pay the due fine within 2 hours, the fine increases from LKR 100 to LKR 1500 which is absurd. The intention of this post is not to discuss about this problem, but to address another issue. When someone purchase a used vehicle, specially if its used daily in Colombo, its always best to check the parking fine history. As this fine is associated with the vehicle registration number. I know few vehicle owners who neglect these fine payments and the fines has reached 500k+ LKR. The excuse for them is the mobile app doesn't work to pay the fines on time etc ... Lets imagine they sell one of those vehicles and the new owner may not know about the hefty fines attached with vehicle registration number. This will be an unnecessary court case at the end. Im not sure how this may play out. But better be cautious and add this to the checklist when you are buying a vehicle.