A breif rant really
I've been on hols last week to Gambia - hot sunny etc - missed all the snow fiasco & was quite content in that for the last 6 years I've driven a Hyundai Santa fe ( differant ones - the latest is a 2.2 td 2006 with 60kish on it ) and they have never ever broken down etc until ......
1.30 am Gatwick Long term parking, after I've trodden in a puddle of slushy ice - there is snow on the ground its freezing & more snow forecast then .....
nothing - no flashing lights to tell me I've unlocked it - no lights on the dash when I turn the key not a glimmer.
I check to see if I have left a door open and hence interior light on - nope all closed up right. Call the RAC - hour plus wait ! Get on the bus to back to the terminal & the bus driver says give me 30 secs - calls his chap who turns up ( before I've even walked back to the car ! ) with a bloody great set of jump leads & hey presto ! off we go . Gatwick to Bournemouth in 1 hour 20 mins & seems fine this morning . Its in next week for a service etc so I'll see how it goes this week.
How on earth have I managed to wipe out the battery without killing it in one go ! ( It may of course pack up tomorrow now I've said that - if I have I'll be looking for the warranty to get me a new battery
The guy with the leads also mentioned I may have killed the computer ( by draining/ jumping it and it would cost thousands to fix that wont be a warranty effort ! ) .
I will also be nominating him for a nighthood for saving my arse as the Mrs was not looking impressed at all - I couldn't even open the passenger door to let her in - electric deadlocks & all.