Time to replace the battery?
Had to call out the roadside recovery people yesterday (Saturday) as my 156 1.9 16v JTD wouldn't start - the dashboard barely lit up when I turned the key.
The guy clipped on a battery booster thingumy and it fired into life on the first turn of the key. He tested the alternator which was showing a steady 13.98 (I forget what units), but wasn't able to test the battery.
Looking through the receipts I was given when I bought the car the battery was replaced about 3.5 years ago, and it's a Schnapp Energy Gold (I can't see the model number).
I'd done 2 short trips on Tues evening, then the car had sat doing nothing till Saturday and I did 2 more short trips on Saturday, it was as I next tried to start it, that night, that it died. So it'd not had a decent run to charge the battery back up and when used I'd obviously been using all the heating/demisting.
Had I just not given it chance to properly charge and this was a one off, or is it the start of things to come and I'll likely be left stranded again???