Cold weather is hard on batteries, and up here in Canada it can get really cold. Those warranties on good car batteries are for five and six years, but in my experience I only get about four years max out of them before I do not trust them. I have a four-wheel drive I take to work when the weather is bad. I do not drive it a whole lot in the summer. I had charged the battery, but it was worn out. It failed on the first frigid night and I called 24 hour towing in Ottawa to get me going.
I was stuck in the parking lot at work after working second shift. You know the work routine. You go do your thing putting in the hours needed to get a paycheck, and when the clock says you can go home, you really do want to go home. It was the beginning of my two days off, and I planned on watching a movie with my wife on our new DVR when I got home. We are both up late most nights anyway. I thought those plans would have to be delayed until the next weekend.
The place I called that does 24 hour towing in Ottawa came out and got my truck started. The battery was okay to get me home, but it was not going to get that truck started again in the morning. I was just happy to make it home only being fifteen minutes late. The tow truck got there quick. It was about five minutes before I called them, and they only took about 10 minutes to get to me on a busy night for them. The driver told me that the first really cold night and morning are the worst. All the batteries that are going to fail all fail at the same time. I was really glad to no be stuck at work.